Double Nutty Salad

Makes: 8 servings at 61o each.Prep: 30 minutes. Stand: 1 hour. Chill: 1 hour.

Double Nutty Salad
Servings: 8 Prep 30 mins Chill 1 hr Stand 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups medium-grain bulgur
  • Warm water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 large apple, cored and coarsely chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 large cucumber, pared, halved lengthwise, seeded and coarsely chopped (1-1/3 cups)
  • 1 small sweet green pepper, halved, cored, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1 medium-size tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions (about 4 scallions)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Garnish (optional):
  • Romaine lettuce leaves, mint sprigs, walnuts

Make It

1. Mix together the bulgur with enough warm water to cover it in a medium-size bowl; stir. Drain the bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve. Repeat the rinsing and draining again. Return the bulgur to the bowl. Cover with warm water. Let soak for 1 hour.

2. In another large bowl, mix together the lemon juice and apple; gently toss to coat the apple pieces evenly with the lemon juice. Add the chopped cucumber, chopped green pepper, chopped walnuts, chopped cashews, tomato, scallions, parsley, mint, olive oil, salt and pepper; gently stir to mix well.

3. Drain the bulgur, gently squeezing out the excess water. Add to apple mixture in bowl; stir to combine well, without mashing the apple pieces. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.

4. Arrange the Romaine lettuce leaves on a platter or individual plates. Spoon the bulgur salad over the Romaine leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs and walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 326, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 33, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 466, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.