Bulgur, Chickpea and Rocket Salad

Bulgur wheat and Dried Chickpeas by Good Earth

.Did you know that bulgur only contains 83 calories per 100g when cooked as opposed to 135 calories in rice, 131 in pasta, 112 in couscous and the big surprise was quinoa at 143.

And for this salad you need :

250g Good Earth Bulgur Wheat (Medium)
A handful of rocket leaves or if you do not like rocket a mix of parsley and fresh mint, finely chopped
2 peppered cheeselets (I used small local hand made cheeses [gbejna], for those who do not live on the island these are small hand made cheeselets from cow or goat milk weighing approximately 75g each)
2 tomatoes, chopped
a can of washed and drained chickpeas
4 dried apple rings (approximately 25g)
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 red fresh chili pepper (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil

Soak the bulgur in a large bowl for at least 4 hours. I like mine to soften as much as possible.
Drain the bulgur by passing it through a colander. Leave it to drain properly.
Place the bulgur in a serving dish. Add the arugula, tomatoes, chickpeas, peppered cheeses, dried apple pieces, basil and red chili pepper if you are using it.
Mix gently. Add salt and pepper, the grated lemon zest and mix. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and mix.
Serve or refrigerate.
This makes a great starter, main course or side.

It can also be refrigerated overnight and is delicious the next day.

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6 responses to “Bulgur, Chickpea and Rocket Salad”

    1. Thank you for the reblog, appreciate 🙂

  1. Sounds wonderful, Lea ! – I shall be adding bulgur to my shopping list for tomorrow ! Thanks muchly !

    1. 2 questions, please, Lea: (1) how much dried apple ? (2) what would be the gram weight of your “two local peppered cheeselets” ?

      1. I apologise Margaret Rose, I added in the weight, they are very light :), I wish I could send you some peppered cheeselets, do not use the very soft ones as it will destroy the appearance of the dish, an alternative would be feta, sprinkle it with freshly ground pepper and cut it up into small cubes. When you stir in the ingredients be gentle, so that it does not break up. Have a great day 🙂

        1. Perfect ! – that’s what I shall do then. Many thanks !!!

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