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Recipe for Pligouri Salata – Greek Bulgur Wheat Salad

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Bulgur what is a grain that is often used in Greece in various dishes, such as this salad. This type of wheat is readily available throughout the world, not just in Greece.

Pligouri Salata Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced (remove the cores)
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon zest, from one whole lemon
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat and then add the chopped onions. Saute for about five minutes, or until the onions are translucent. This should take about five minutes. Add the bulgur and saute for another minute or two.

Add the water and bring the heat up to medium-high. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for about four minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Be sure to keep the lid uncovered. Let cool for about ten minutes minutes.

Place the cooked bulgur in a large bowl. Toss in the tomatoes, scallions, parsley, mint and lemon zest. Drizzle the lemon juice and the rest of the olive oil over the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss again gently to combine the ingredients. Serve immediately.

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