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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Bulgar Wheat Salad

When I'm trying to lose a few pounds, I like to have something nice and filling for my lunch but without too many calories or too much fat.  Somehow, many of the sandwiches that are fit the healthy remit don't seem to fill me up.  So I made this Bulgar Wheat Salad, the wheat fills you up and the vegetables add the taste.  You can vary the vegetables and the dressing add chickpeas or kidney beans to add a bit of interest.

Bulgar Wheat Salad
200g Bulgar Wheat
1 whole cucumber, deseeded
4 tomatoes, deseeded
2 sticks celery
half a red pepper, deseeded and chopped
half a yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil (I used some chilli infused oil which really added to the flavour)
juice of half a lemon

Put the wheat in a bowl and cover with boiling water, about half an inch over the wheat.  Leave for 30 minutes to absorb the water, the wheat will swell.  Add the oil and lemon juice while the wheat is still warm.  Leave to cool.  
Chop the vegetables to small even pieces and mix through the wheat.

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At 12 April 2012 at 21:42 , Anonymous Fuss Free Helen said...

LOVE LOVE bulgar wheat! Instant rice but tastier.

Try it stir fried - delicious.

At 13 April 2012 at 07:17 , Anonymous Corina said...

I love a bulgur wheat salad. I often serve it with fish or dry fried halloumi.

At 13 April 2012 at 08:08 , Blogger Unknown said...

Not a massive fan of bulgar wheat but you've made it look incredible here I may just have to give it a go. My dieting is completely rubbish. Will power totally zero. Need to do something about it before it's too late!

At 13 April 2012 at 23:26 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

Delicious and healthy! I've been having cous cous this week. I'm with Dom - no will power whatsoever. Give me a cake or chocolate any day :)

At 14 April 2012 at 10:21 , Blogger Donkey said...

sounds and looks great. I love the nutty bit to bulgar wheat and so versatile either hot or cold.

At 14 April 2012 at 11:47 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I have had couscous salad a few times this week. Wish you had added sun-dried tomatoes, then you could have entered it into this month's ncr. I only have 1 entry so far :(


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