Food Swings – Bulgar Wheat Salad
BY Jake Mathias
Hello, fellow eaters. Sorry I’ve been away for a while.
As of Sunday, I guess I’m on a sort of diet. Not like a real diet, but more like a “I better not order pizza at 1:00 a.m.” type of diet. In any case, it can’t hurt to eat a little healthier, at least once in a while.
The only way I can really eat healthy is if I’m eating salad. Otherwise I have absolutely no idea how to achieve the goal. Health food is beyond me in any other capacity.
I learned this recipe while I was travelling in Greece four years ago. It’s a bulgar wheat salad. Don’t let the name bulgar wheat scare you, no matter how much it sounds like vulgar. Bulgar is a great way to add grains and fiber to your diet. It has a nutty flavor and goes great as both a salad base and soup additive.
We’re going to use a few different vegetables in today’s salad, but don’t stop with what I’m going to list here. Use what’s fresh and available to you at the time. This is supposed to be a quick and easy dish.
You will need:
2 cups cold prepared bulgar wheat (see package instructions)
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup chopped green onions
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small
2 roma tomatoes seeded and diced
3 ribs sliced celery
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
Gently combine all ingredients. Serve cold with extra lemon wedges and olive oil if needed.
And remember, Live to Eat!