Makes 2-4 servings
oil free version of ChefdeHome recipe
1 cup bulgur wheat
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup salt
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped small
1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped small
1 cucumber, deseeded and diced small
1 shallot, diced small
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup sliced olives
1/4 cup lemon juice
zest from one lemon (optional)
1/2 tsp. oregano
Add water, garlic and salt to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Add bulgur wheat, stir well and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until all the water is adsorbed.
Once done, fluff with a fork. Pour cooked bulgur wheat in large bowl.
Add vegetables, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh herbs and stir.
NOTE: you can garnish with chopped fresh tomatoes. Bulgur wheat is a great "whole" grain to add to your shopping list. It is a low glycemic index food so it can help those with Diabetes manage their blood sugar. See article. Also, a good source of potassium and protein.