Bulgur Wheat & Lentil Bowl
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
Salad
  • 250 ml (1 C) bulgur wheat
  • 1 x 410 g can lentils, drained
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 125 ml (½ C) mixed fresh mint, Italian Parsley and Basil, finely chopped
  • 200 g feta cheese, cubed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Hummus Dressing
  • 125 ml (½ C) ready-made hummus
  • 30 ml (2 T) olive oil
  • 15-30 ml (1 – 2 T) warm water
Instructions
Salad
  1. Wash the bulgur wheat in several changes of water until the water runs clear.
  2. Place into a bowl and cover the bulgur wheat in fresh cold water and allow it to soak for about an hour until soft.
  3. Drain the bulgur wheat through a clean tea towel; squeeze the tea towel to remove all the water.
  4. Place the bulgur wheat in a large bowl.
  5. Add the lentils, red onion, cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes and mixed herbs and stir to mix.
  6. Add the feta.
  7. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice.
Dressing
  1. To make the dressing, stir the olive oil into the hummus and add enough of the warm water to adjust the consistency and make it pourable.
  2. Check the seasoning.
  3. To serve, pour the hummus dressing over the salad and toss to mix.
  4. This recipe for a Bulgur Wheat & Lentil Bowl is fresh and nourishing, simple but generous in flavour. It is an abundant bowl of earthy goodness great for lunch, an easy dinner or as a perfect lunchbox meal idea.
Recipe by Pomegranate Days at http://www.pomegranatedays.co.za/bulgur-wheat-lentil-bowl/