Healthy Bulgur

Healthy,Ingredient,Recipes
July 26, 2011

High in fiber and protein and low in fat, bulgur has been a superfood since the days of the Ottoman Empire.

Bulgur
Thinkstock
http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/113584449.jpg

If you've eaten tabbouleh, you've had bulgur. This ancient Middle Eastern grain is wheat kernels that have been steamed, dried and crushed. It's perfect for summer salads, needing no cooking, only a quick 15-to 30-minute soak in hot water.

It's also one of the best sources of fiber at 7g per 1/4 cup. It comes in coarse, medium and fine grinds. We like the whole grain bulgur by Bob's Red Mill—it's extra chewy. Use the coarse grind or whole grain for these yummy salads.

Chicken-Tabbouleh-and-Corn-Salad-Relish.jpg

Chicken, Tabbouleh and Corn Salad

Add chicken and corn to Middle Eastern tabbbouleh for a quick main dish.

tabbouleh

Tabbouleh with Green Beans and Feta

Perfect as a vegetarian main course, this green bean salad also fills the bill as a great potluck dish.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 262 other followers