This could be a light lunch, or a side dish or maybe even an afternoon snack.
With flavors that are similar to a Caprese salad, I cannot get enough of this tasty treat, which also happens to be pretty darn healthy as well. Whole grains, veggies, and a little goat cheese and vinegar to top off the flavor explosion that goes on in your mouth.
Bold statement, I know, but it is true.
I was unsure if I would like this and I definitely didn't think Logan would like it at all.
But I do, and he did, and you will!
Mediterranean Grain Salad
1 1/3 cups medium-grind bulgur
2 2/3 cups boiling water
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
(Or Basil if you are a parsley hater like myself)
2 small shallots, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 T plus 2 tsp olive oil
4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled
In a heatproof bowl, combine bulgur, 1 tsp salt and boiling water. Cover and let stand until tender but slightly chewy, about 30 min.
Drain bulgur in a fine sieve, pressing to remove liquid; return to bowl. Add tomatoes, Parsley (or basil),
shallots, vinegar, and oil.
Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Serve topped with cheese.
Logan Rating: ***