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Blueberry & feta bulgur salad with mint dressing
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Servings: 8


-1 cup water

-1 cup cracked bulgur wheat

-3/4 cup mint leaves

-1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

-1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

-1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber

-1 1/4 cups blueberries

-3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion

-2 ounces of crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 a cup)


-Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan

-Combine the boiling water and bulgur in a mixing bowl. Let mixture stand, covered, for 25 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.

-Place the mint, oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Process until pureed.

-Use a fork to fluff the bulgur. Add the dressing, cucumber, blueberries, onion and feta on the bulgur. Toss to combine.

Nutrition per serving: Calories 200; Fat 11 g.; Sat. Fat 2.4 g.; Mono.Sat. Fat 7 g.; Poly.Sat. Fat 1.2 g.; Protein 4 g.; Carbs 24 g.; Fiber 5 g.; Cholesterol 6 mg.; Iron 2 mg.; Sodium 206 mg.

Variation: Tomato and Corn Bulgur Salad: Substitute basil for the mind, halved cherry tomatoes for the cucumber, fresh corn kernels for the blueberries, and 1/4 roasted pine nuts for the feta.

Source: Cooking Light June 2015

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