Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recipe Catch Up

I've actually been doing a lot of cooking lately and wanted to get the DC wrap up out of the way before I posted any of them. I was very tempted to post them anyways, but the OCD part of me just wouldn't allow it. Each will get it's own post so that they're easier to find.

This one was actually from awhile ago. I hinted about it, but never posted. Yes, I suck.

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Greek Bulgur Salad With Chicken
(taken from Stephanie)
*makes 10 servings at 1 2/3 cup a piece

Ingredients
4 1/2 cups water
3 cups uncooked bulgur
3/4 fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons), divided - I may have used lime because that's what I had on hand
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken (I used 2 baked chicken breasts)
2 1/2 cups chopped, peeled cucumber
2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
10 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped - I couldn't bring myself to pay for fancy olives (I don't really like them anyways) and just used black.

Preparation
Combine water, bulgar, 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt in saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Uncover and cool to room temperature.

Combine remaining 1/4 juice, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Add cooled bulgur mixture; toss well to combine. Cover and chill.

Review: John and I REALLY liked this. It just makes a TON. I meant to bring it to work to share, but kept forgetting so we had to throw a lot out. It would be great for a gathering of some type though.

I couldn't find the bulgur where I usually do (still learning my new, way too gearded towards children, grocery store) so I bought some in the bulk food aisle. The only difference was that it was a little more fine grained that the usual stuff. If you've never had bulgur you should try it. I substitute it for rice sometimes (a little healthier), it's a great side in general, and good for breakfast too!

I also think that I might make this again, but skip the bulgur. Doesn't this look like a great salad?

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2 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, this looks really healthy and devoid of Oreos . . . so you should make those bars! :) They really are as good as they look!

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  2. Ooh a plug! I feel special! Ha ha!

    Actually, it does look really good without the bulgar. I may have to do that!

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