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.