North African Bulgar Salad

"I found this recipe in a N*A*M*E* cookbook. I haven't tried it yet. (Prep time includes soaking time for the wheat.)"
North African Bulgar Salad created by mersaydees
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  • Place the bulgar wheat in a large bowl.
  • Then add the boiling water & let soak until all the water is absorbed, around 30 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally with a fork to break up any clumps.
  • While soaking the wheat, broil the red pepper in the oven until softened.
  • Let cool, then peel & remove the seeds.
  • Slice into thin strips to be used later.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, & spices.
  • Pour the oil mixture over the bulgar wheat, add the herbs & mix well.
  • Stir in the red pepper strips, scallions, cucumber, olives, & feta cheese. Cover & chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with lime wedges.

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  1. UmmBinat
    I am not staring this as I made this gluten free using cooked quinoa and it came out 4 stars. I changed the cilantro to flat leaf parsley because when I found it in my fridge it had become old. It was definitely different flavoured than tabbouleh as many have been comparing it to. I used less goats milk feta cheese and kalamata olives, baby cucumber, extra fresh lemon juice per preference and the rest. Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.
  2. Teddys Mommy
    Very tasty! I roasted the bell pepper at.. uh.. I think 375 for about 30 minutes, then sliced it into bite sized pieces. I had to add a little more hot water than directed because my bulgur was still crunchy after 30 minutes. Other than that I followed the recipe very closely and it was delicious. I've madeTabbouli and this is similar but MUCH tastier.
  3. Iceland
    I used fresh 2 fresh tomatoes cut in chunks instead of the bell pepper. It worked great. This is a very refreshing, light dish which can be served with meat but we dat ratatouile and oven baked potatoes with yogurt with it. But i also like it on its own. Thank you for sharing! Made for Ramadan 2009
  4. mersaydees
    North African Bulgar Salad Created by mersaydees
  5. mersaydees
    I had a feeling about this going into it, so I broke out my expensive extra virgin olive oil (costs more than most bottles of wine!), gourmet sea salt, and used an English seedless cucumber. I also used dried coriander because I forgot to purchase fresh cilantro (my bad!). The crunchy al dente texture of the bulgur wheat is like the "bones" giving this salad structure. Very wonderful! Thanks, Nasseh! Made for <b>N*A*M*E Tag</b>.


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