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5.06.2012

Just Another Meatless Monday





Hey What's For Dinner


Whoo boy, busy week! I love summer, well I guess technically it's still spring but we're going like summer, how about you? I know one of my problems in the summer is taking the time to make decent meals, those being ones that don't involve hamburgers and hot-dogs. One of my super easy dinner and lunch summer strategies for good summer eating is to make meal type salads and keep them in the fridge for quick meal prep.

This recipe for Fresh Bulgur Salad fits that bill perfectly and if it's made in the cool of the morning and left to chill until dinner the flavors will be perfectly blended. And worthy of mention; it will be ready to eat when you are, add a roll, some fresh veggies, a plate of fruit whatever really and dinner is served immediately. I love this meal planning thing.


Fresh Bulgur Salad

6 cups cooked bulgur wheat
2 ripe tomatoes, cleaned and chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
greens of two green onions or onion powder-I use onion powder because I'm allergic to raw onion
2 cups of spinach, cut chiffonade style (little strips)
1 cup walnut pieces
2 TBSP good olive oil
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, or to taste
dash of pepper


mix the wheat, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, onions and spinach together
break up and large walnut pieces and add to the salad, stir to combine
in a small bowl mix the oil, vinegar, mustard salt and pepper
stir into the salad, toss to combine
chill at least 4 hours before serving




Peace and Love--


 

7 comments :

  1. Love that salad! I'd love to eat it for lunch today!

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  2. I wish we were having some summery weather! It's unseasonably cold here in the UK and very, very rainy. Your salad would still be lovely though as it will remind me that summery has to come eventually! I like all the lovely vegetables you have used, and the addition of the walnuts, as well as the delicious dressing.

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  3. Hello and thank you for hosting. This week I am sharing Strawberry Cantaloupe Popsicles (sugar free) & Strawberry Teff Pancakes (allergy-friendly) - in the same post. We went strawberry picking so I'm going a little crazy with the strawberries!!

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/05/on-farm-strawberry-picking-strawberry.html

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  4. Like you, I've also posted a salad with dijon recipe this week! Mine has quinoa, beets and bocconcini with a sweet honey-dijon dressing. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Thanks for the party! This week I shared one of my favorite soups: Black bean & vegetable.

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  6. That looks great! I usually put a bit of lemon juice in my bulgur wheat salad.

    Thanks so much for the linky. Stop by and check out my cheap recipes and link up your money-saving recipes to Frugal Food Thursday. And I've linked your recipe to StumbleUpon!

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  7. Spinach is my favorite green in any salad! Sounds great!

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