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Mediterranean Grain Salad

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Enjoy this satisfying vegetarian main: a generous bulgur salad with crumbled goat cheese and juicy tomatoes.

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  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup medium-grind bulgur
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. In a heatproof bowl, mix bulgur with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup boiling water. Cover, and let stand until tender but slightly chewy, about 30 minutes.

  2. Drain bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to remove liquid; return to bowl. Add tomatoes, parsley, shallot, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Top with cheese.

Cook's Notes

Bulgur, an excellent source of fiber that is high in protein and iron, is precooked wheat that's been dried and cracked. It has a nutty taste and is sold alongside rice in many supermarkets.

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  • sualfradique
    25 MAR, 2015
    For the Mediterranean Grain Salad, if you include chopped mint it will be delicious.
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  • Simco
    10 JAN, 2013
    Entranced by the glorious colors of this salad in the pages of the Light&Healthy cookbook, I had to try it out. I follow a strict gluten-free diet and switched out the bulgar for quinoa cooked in vegetable broth. Also threw in some fresh spinach at the end for some extra green. Absolutely perfect.
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  • MS11333940
    4 AUG, 2012
    I love this salad! I make it for lunch often. I have doubled it and enjoyed it for a couple days, so I would say it keeps fine. But if you're planning to serve it to guests, it might be best to prepare it the same day--it is quick and easy.
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  • Smasher219
    16 MAY, 2012
    Can you make this a day ahead and let it sit in the fridge? Will it last?
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  • MS112611261
    22 APR, 2012
    so simple. so tasty. make this now.
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  • MS112611261
    22 APR, 2012
    so simple. so tasty. make this now.
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  • Gnuschi
    14 MAR, 2011
    Delicious! Doubled the recipe, used feta cheese instead and added fresh mint, basil and oregano. Will make this again.
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  • Lounerd
    26 SEP, 2010
    This is sooooo... good! But it's not in the '08 Jan issue it's in the '09 Jan issue.
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  • dreamcoil
    2 MAY, 2010
    I'll definitely be making this again. It's super easy to put together, and it's delicious. Sokonoski, bulgur is a grain that's often used in Middle Eastern food. I get it at my local grocer in the natural cereals section, but if you can't find it at your local grocer, you can get it at natural food stores and Middle Eastern markets.
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  • sokonoski
    24 APR, 2009
    Will someone tell me what Bulgur is and where to get it?
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