Monday, August 11, 2008

Fruity Bulgur Salad with Raspberries


I hope berries are still in season where you live, because you really should try this salad before summer is over. You really do need fresh raspberries here (but I wouldn't mind blackberries, or maybe cherries) - frozen won't do at all. Or well, it will be nice, but it won't be the same. This is heavenly. You can eat it as it is, or as a side dish - I loved it with duck, and some roasted chicken would be equally lovely. For a sauce, I made a great coriander sauce which I'll post about in a few days, promise!

Fruity Bulgur Salad with Raspberries
Serves 2

150 ml bulgur
300 ml water
5 dried apricots
2 tbsp dried cranberries
100 ml mixed fresh herbs (a good handful really) - basil, coriander and flat-leaf parsley is what I used
1/2 red chili
2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
2 tbsp toasted pistachios
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp olive oil
125 g fresh raspberries

Put bulgur and water in a pot with some salt, bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, at which point the water should be absorbed. Spread onto a platter and leave to cool slightly.

Chop the apricots, nuts and pistachios coarsely. Finely mince the chili. Mix with the now cool bulgur, and season with lime juice, olive oil and salt. Top it with fresh raspberries and serve.

Bonus picture!

Recept på engelska:
Fruktig bulgursallad med hallon


Katie said...

It looks wonderful, so fresh and summery.

KrakelSpektakel said...

Vilken kul idé, jag har så smått blivit besatt av fruktig mat. Jag kanske ska bejaka benägenhet för bär istället?

Anonymous said...

Your food not only looks great but reading the content of your "fruity Bulgur salad with Rasberries" it feels great too. It contains ingredients that are healthy.. I am impressed I have to say.

Thank you Anne for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Debbie said...

Your salad look wonderful. Raspberries are still in season here so I am trying to find different way to use them. Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Oh how beautiful!

Nikki said...

Hi Anne - just checking... do you really mean 125 fresh raspberries?

Anne said...

Nikki - oh, must have dropped a g :) Will fix immediately!

Nikki said...

Thanks! An experienced chef might've been able to figure that out! Duh... not me. :)

Anonymous said...

well i think it is alrigt

Anonymous said...

hi joanne