Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cooking: Bulgur Wheat Salad

Man I'm trying all new stuff these past few weeks huh? First baking and now bulgur wheat? Luckily this time I didn't run into too many issues. The only thing that happened was me not looking at the directions on the package of the bulgur wheat and seeing that it needed to soak for an hour. An hour?! Justyn was hungry and I needed to put food on the table. I only soaked it for 20 minutes before draining, boiling and draining it again.

Oh yeah.. and this is my very own recipe for it too :)

Bulgur Wheat Pasta
2 cups bulgur wheat
1 cup chick broth
1 can drained chickpeas
1 container of feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 roma tomatoes diced
2 drumsticks & 1 chicken breast roasted and diced (just buy the store rotisserie chicken)
4 gloves garlic minced
1 lemon zested & juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp butter
salt & pepper to taste

Soak bulgur wheat for 1 hour (yeah right.. I only soaked it for 20 minutes) in cold water and then drain it.

Boil chicken broth, butter & drained bulgur wheat. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and move the pot off the burner. Let it sit there for 15 minutes and then drain excess liquid.

Combine the tomato, chickpeas, feta cheese, chicken, parsley, green onion & mint.

Once the 15 mins is up on the bulgur, combine it with the tomato mixture and serve.

Super easy weeknight dinner. Pretty healthy too.

1 comment:

Lizard said...

Yummmmm!

- someone's sister :)