Enjoy this refreshing bulgur, vegetable and garbanzo bean salad for lunch or dinner. The lemon-garlic dressing is irresistable!
3/4 cups uncooked fine-grained cracked bulgur wheat
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Lemon Garlic Dressing (see recipe below)
3 tomatoes, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber
3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 can (15 to 16 oz.) garbanzo beans, drained
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Using a whisk, combine all dressing ingredients below in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
Place bulgur in a medium bowl and then add boiling water. Stir then let stand for 1 hour. Pour off any excess water and fluff with a fork.
Stir in vegetables and garbanzo beans with the bulgur then toss with the dressing.