Friday, May 20, 2011

Mediterranean Grain Salad

For those of us cooking for just one, here are some more recipes for delicious single serving dinners. This set is from Delish's Dinner For One feature.

Enjoy this satisfying vegetarian main: a generous bulgur salad with crumbled goat cheese and juicy tomatoes.

Serves: 1
Total Time: 35 min
Prep Time: 5 min


1/3 cup(s) medium-grind bulgur
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup(s) grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup(s) fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 small shallot, minced
1 tablespoon(s) red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoon(s) olive oil
1 ounce(s) fresh goat cheese, crumbled


In a heatproof bowl, mix bulgur with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup boiling water. Cover, and let stand until tender but slightly chewy, about 30 minutes.
Drain bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to remove liquid; return to bowl. Add tomatoes, parsley, shallot, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Top with cheese.

Tips & Techniques

Bulgur is precooked wheat that's been dried and cracked. It has a nutty taste and is sold alongside rice in many supermarkets.