Although high in fat, nuts and seeds are extremely nutritious, and just a handful gives a satisfying crunch to this pilaf.
for a fresh, raw salad, place 200 g (7 oz) of bulgur wheat in a large bowl and cover it with boiling water. Leave it to soften and swell for 30 minutes, then drain and squeeze out the excess water. Stir in 4-6 diced tomatoes, ½ diced cucumber, 1 crushed garlic clove and 6-8 tablespoons of chopped, fresh mint and parsley. Dress with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. This has only 7 g of fat (1 g saturated) per serving.
Something else. I added some king prawns poached in coconut milk, chilli and lime to complement this very tasty dish. - 27 Jul 2009