Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Southwest Bulgur Salad



Very inspired by this post from What We're Eating, I decided to pull together a simple little bulgur salad to serve with lamb chops the other day. The results were great! I didn't follow Amanda's recipe all that closely, but somewhat. I boiled bulgur the way I always do (twice the amount of water, lightly salt, bring to a boil, cover with a lid on low heat...) and tossed it with finely diced tomatoes, red onion, red pepper and cilantro, and for a dressing just olive oil, garlic, lime juice, lime zest, cumin and dried chipotle pepper. Delicious - and so easy.

6 comments:

My Space said...

Hi Anne, is the buglur >> rice? it looks like rice to me! It looks delicious!!

Anne said...

Oh no - bulgur is a sort of wheat. It's very different from rice - and very, very good. Do try it if you can find it - middle eastern stores (or sections in regular grocery stores) usually have it. It's growing in popularity - you can find it anywhere here now.

Kalyn said...

Anne, this looks just great. The funny thing is that when I was a kid my mom somehow got turned on to bulgar and used to try to sneak it into all kinds of foods (like meatloaf). We hated it! Now tabbouli is one of my absolute favorites! I'm saving this to del.icio.us right now!

Anonymous said...

Hi all.

Very nice blog Anne. I have been thinking of doing the same.

This Bulgar Salad sounds interesting, I may try it out. I usually cook Bulgar Pilaf, which is a much simpler version and a great side replacing classic USA stuffing, not mention healthier.

My Space, if you are in the US, you can find the Bulgar next to the oatmeals in the store. Hodgson Mills makes it. In fact my Pilaf recipe is on the back of that box. Very good stuff! If you can't find it in the store you can buy it direct (http://commerce24.pair.com/webstaff/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=02422&Category_Code=cereals)

Meral said...

Hi Anne,
Here (in Turkey) when we use bulgur for salads we don't boil it but add some boiled water, make all bulgur grains have water by using spoon. Cover the container with a lid and wait some time. (If bulgur drains are raw, you can add some more boiled water, if they are over cooked then you can add some raw bulgur and so you can have the properly boiled bulgur.)
And I'm sorry but your cats were right in getting angry for cat food shortage! (Cats are always right, even when they are not right!!!)

vasilisa said...

Hi, first time here. Really like the way the salad looks. Think I'll go looking for bulgur soon. Have actually wanted to try it, but had no idea how.

Thanks for the recipe :-)