The tartness of lemon juice plus the refreshing fragrance of mint make this a dish that will brighten any meal. Bulghur is a form of cracked wheat that cooks fast and easily.
*Use couscous instead of bulghur wheat. Just cover the couscous with boiling water and soak for 5 minutes.
*Serve this hearty dish with roast red peppers. Offer fresh figs for dessert.
*Bulghur wheat provides a number of nutrients: protein, niacin, insoluble fibre, phytoestrogens and vitamin E, all of which work to keep your heart healthy. Plus, it is a great source of potassium which is very helpful for controlling high blood pressure.
*Bulghur wheat is a good, low-fat complex carbohydrate. It contains useful amounts of some of the B vitamins, particularly B1, as well as copper and iron.