Wednesday, March 23, 2005


From Jim Friday

1 Cup Cracked Wheat (Bulgar) soaked in boiled water for 20 mins then drained.
2 Cups Very finely chopped salad materials -- spring onions, celery, tomatoes, sweet green pepper, carrots, and anything else you like (Not Lettuce, though)
2 Cloves Garlic -- finely chopped. Black Pepper to taste.

Mix the above after the Bulgar has cooled.

Add 5 tbls. extra virgin olive oil and the juice of one lime. You can add a bit of lemon, too. DON'T use zest (peel).

Add 2 tbls. mint sauce (yes, Mint Sauce), or a handful of fresh mint, very finely chopped, if you want to be purist.

Mix together thoroughly and chill.

Eat with tortilla bread or anything else. It's a really good Turkish/Lebanese (and Greek) salad, both filling and delicious.