This Middle Eastern salad is a delicious side dish. This salad can also be served in a pita pocket.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 1/2 cups water
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  • 3/4 cup bulgur (cracked wheat), rinsed and drained
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  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes
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  • 1 cup chopped parsley
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  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions or green onions
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  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
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  • 4 black olives, sliced
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  • 1/4 cup raisins
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  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the bulgur. Cover and let stand until the bulgur is tender and the liquid is completely absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, add the bulgur and the remaining ingredients. Toss gently just until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: About 1/2 cup
  • Total carbohydrate: 16 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Sodium: 28 mg
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Calories: 108
  • Fats and oils: 1
  • Grains and grain products: 1
Last Updated: 2015-05-30
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