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red bulgur salad with fresh herbs, almonds, cucumbers and carrots


 Happiness is a red bulgur salad 🥗  with all the fresh herbs 🌿 cucumbers 🥒 carrots 🥕 and crunchy toasted almonds.  I'm sharing a recipe for one of my absolute all time favorite lunches.  My salad dressing has Middle Eastern flavors with olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs coating the red bulgur-which is an heirloom grain that is a mainstay in Mediterranean cooking.  I'm looking forward to creating more salads with this delicious whole grain of the Middle East, coming to a theatre near you.

Red Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs, Almonds, Cucumbers and Carrots
Serves 4

1 cup red bulgur
1 cup boiling water
Lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
4 carrots, peeled and shredded
Small cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
1/3 cup minced fresh mint
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine the red bulgur with the boiling water and soak for about one hour.
In a large salad bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt to taste, cumin seeds and Aleppo pepper.
Add the red bulgur, carrots, cucumber, almonds, mint, cilantro, parsley, tossing to combine, season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Serve as a side dish for dinner or as a main for lunch.

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