Easy Turkish Bulgur SaladSubmitted by: SP_STEPF
IntroductionFull of fiber and fresh herbs, this whole-grain salad is perfect as a side or light lunch. Full of fiber and fresh herbs, this whole-grain salad is perfect as a side or light lunch.
2 cups coarse bulgur
2 T no salt added tomato paste
1 T olive oil
juice of one lemon (about 2 T)
1 T pomegranate molasses (or honey)
1/2 t sumac (optional)
2 scallions, chopped--use green and white parts
2 plum or Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh herbs (dill, mint, and parsley or any combination you like)
salt and pepper to taste
The tomato paste adds a rich flavor, as do the pomegranate molasses and sumac. You can omit those ingredients if you don't have them.
I use a combination of mint, parsley, and dill in the recipe; basil would also be delicious.
Place the tomato paste, pomegranate molasses, sumac, lemon juice, and olive oil in a medium-sized bowl and whisk ingredients with a fork to combine. Add the bulgur and stir well.
Add the chopped herbs, scallions and tomatoes and toss to combine.
Allow to cool to room temperature before serving; leftovers are best served chilled.
Makes eight 1-cup servings.