Many supergrains have increased in popularity over the past couple years, some for their gluten-free characteristics and others for their nutritional value. Quinoa, couscous and teff are just a few, but for those who don’t care about consuming gluten, bulgur wheat provides great nutritional benefit being low in fat and high in fiber and protein. This salad combines the nutty flavor and texture of bulgur with the refreshing crunch of cabbage and juiciness of tomatoes.
> 1 cup bulgur wheat
> 1/2 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1″-thick slices
> 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
> 4 cups tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
> juice from 1/2 lemon
> 1 tablespoon olive oil
> salt and pepper
Cook bulgur according to package. Toss bulgur, cabbage, onion and tomatoes in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice and drizzle olive oil over mixture, and season with salt and pepper.
Makes 4 servings.
Adapted from Bon Appetit.