Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lemony Bulgur Salad with Shrimp and fresh Mint leaves

Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat; it is usually soften with the boiling water. For this terrific main-course salad, I simply soften it in hot vegetable stock before tossing it with mint leaves and pre-cooked shrimp. This lemony flavour salad is a quick fix for any meal. Green colour and flavour of mint with a light pink colour of radish and shrimp makes it a perfect summer salad.
Serve :          1

Preparation time: 20 minutes


Coarse bulgur:                       1 cup
Vegetable stock:                    2 cups
Lemon zest:                           1 teaspoon (finely grated)
Lemon juice:                          4 tablespoon
Extra-virgin olive oil:              2 tablespoon
Shrimp:                                 1 cup (deveined and cooked)
Mint leaves:                           1/2 cups
Radishes:                               4-5 (thinly sliced)
Pine nuts:                               2 tablespoon (dry roasted)
 Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


1) In a bowl, add the bulgur with hot vegetable stock and cover it with a kitchen towel. Let stand until the grains are tender, about 15-20 minutes hours. Use a fork to make it fluffy.
2) In a large bowl, whisk the lemon zest with the lemon juice and olive oil. Add the bulgur, shrimp, fresh mint leaves, sliced radishes and pine nuts and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

3) This salad can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Add the mint, radishes and pine nuts just before serving. Serve Cold.


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