Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spiced bulghar wheat with roasted peppers


This filling vegetarian salad has the spicy flavours of cumin and warming cinnamon.

Ingredients
  • 200g bulghar wheat
  • 250ml hot vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp Morroccan spice mix, or large pinch each ground cumin and ground cinnamon
  • zest 1 lemon , juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion , finely sliced
  • 400g can chickpeas , drained
  • 210g jar roasted peppers , drained and torn into shreds
  • small bunch coriander , leaves only
Method
  • In a large microwave proof bowl, cover bulghar wheat with stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 4 mins. Set aside, covered; it will absorb the stock within another 5 mins. Make a dressing with spice mix, lemon zest and juice and olive oil, then season to taste. Add the onion, chickpeas, peppers and coriander, toss through the cooked bulghar wheat and serve warm or cold.
Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006.

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