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Summer Bulgur Salad

This is a hearty yet refreshing salad to complement a summer dinner.


1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 to 1/2 cup onion (depending on your taste), sliced and chopped thin


    Note: Bulgur is a wheat-based product and can be found at most grocers, health -food and bulk-food stores; it is a staple in many middle-eastern dishes
  1. Give yourself 45 minutes to prepare this Salad
  2. In a small saucepan combine the bulgur, the salt, and 3/4 cup water and simmer the mixture, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed
  3. Transfer the bulgur to a bowl, let it cool for 10 minutes
  4. Stir in the lemon juice, the oil, the parsley, the cucumber, the tomatoes, the onion, and salt and pepper to taste
  5. Serve as-is, or let it cool in the fridge for a more refreshing version