Minted Chickpea Salad with Bulgur

Yield: 6 servings

This tasty salad is a good source of fiber, protein, and whole grains. Enjoy it in good health!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Prepare bulgur by bringing 2 cups of water (or vegetable broth) to a boil. Add bulgur, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes before removing cover.
  2. In the meantime, mix remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add cooked bulgur. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

 

Adapted from www.whfoods.org

 

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One Response to Minted Chickpea Salad with Bulgur

  1. Amy Hunter November 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    This is by far the best salad I have ever made. When I am working from my home office, it will last up to five days for lunch. The bulgur wheat is filling and tasty. In warmer months, the mint is from my garden and adds the perfect touch!

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