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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

bulgur salad with chickpeas, cauliflower and apricots

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I love bulgur. It's one of those foods that I can feel actually scrape my colon clean! Today, I'm going to share with you a fresh take on the bulgur salad. If you like Indian flavors, you're going to love this! 




Bulgur salad with apricots, chickpeas and cauliflower:

Ingredients:
1-tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion diced
a pinch of turmeric
a pinch of cumin
1 crushed garlic clove
1 cup of cauliflower
1 cup of cooked bulgur
1 can of chickpeas
3 fresh apricots
 1/4 of a cup cashews
1/8 of a cup cilantro

dressing:
a generous pinch of cumin
1 cup of yogurt (I prefer Fage)
mint leaves
lemon juice

It looks like a lot of ingredients, but I bet you can find most of these things already in your fridge / cupboard / garden. 

In one pot, make the cup of bulgur per the directions on the box. (If there are no directions add one cup bulgur to one cup water, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes with the lid on.)

In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the onion, stirring for about 3 minutes. Add the turmeric, garlic and cauliflower. Add a bit of water so the cauliflower steams, cover and let cook for 10 minutes. 

When the bulgur is ready, transfer to a bowl and still in the cumin. 

Mix the cauliflower mixture with the bulgur. Add the chickpeas. Slice up the apricots and toss those in as well. Now the cashews (you can break them up into smaller pieces or leave them whole.) Mix everything together and top with cilantro. 

To make the dressing mix all ingredients together. Instead of adding the dressing to the salad, I prefer to plate the salad and then place a generous dollop on top. 
Goes very nicely with a piece of warm naan bread! 

And on a side note: I just learned that the spice tumeric is NOT tumeric but turmeric....I've been saying / spelling it incorrectly my whole life!?!?



7 comments:

  1. This looks really good and cooling for summer. Funny about the turmeric. Thanks for sharing at our party. Definitely pinning this one.

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  2. Yummy! Found you on the mingle. Now following via google friend and pinterest. Would love follows back.

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love bulgur and this dish sounds so yummy. I will have to try it.

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  4. looks tasty! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh that sounds tasty - what a great combination of flavours!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yum, sounds great! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  7. yum this sounds SO good! I love stuff like this!

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