This recipe comes courtesy of our business associate, Maggie Taylor of The Gourmet Saint. For more info visit www.gourmetsaint.com.au or click on The Gourmet Saint logo at the bottom this recipe. Enjoy!
2 cups water
1 cup burghul (cracked wheat)
1 tsp salt
¼ cup lemon juice
1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
4 shallots, trimmed and thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped mint
¼ cup olive oil
Pinch black pepper
2 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
2/3 cup parsley, chopped
1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the burghul and salt. Cover the pan, remove it from the heat and let the burghul soak about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare other salad items.
2. When burghul is tender, turn it out into a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, garlic, shallots, mint, oil and pepper. Toss to mix. Cover the salad and put it aside until you are ready to serve.
3. Just before serving, add the tomatoes, parsley and cucumber and toss again. Serve.