Remember last week how I talked about how awesome salads are? Well, this week we have another one! I’m hoping all of you will be trying out some of these soon!
Another Monday brings a new Food Matter Project post! This weeks host is Jessica, of Cheese Please. She chose Mark Bittman’s Chickpea Salad with Mango Chutney. Also, check out what other FMP participants posted here.
I actually made this recipe last week, I needed a salad that was filling and healthy to prepare for the Nashville Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. I’m putting together a post about my trip to Nashville- so be on the lookout for some delicious food photos. Until then, make this salad and enjoy it! This is perfect for the spring, as the weather begins to warm up. I found myself eating this out on our porch, sitting in our new chairs, and sipping a glass of wine. Relaxing!
Bulgur Wheat Mango Salad with Avocado
Adapted form: The Food Matters Cookbook (pg 174)
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 mango, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 avocado, sliced
Cook bulgur wheat according to package directions.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked bulgur wheat, chickpeas, garlic, onion, cilantro, mango, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve with the avocado on the side, or in the salad.