1 cup bulgur (or any other grain)
1 orange, zest and juice
2 tsp wine vinegar
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 (15 oz) can black (or other) beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, chopped in small pieces (or any crunchy vegetable)
4 scallions, chopped in small pieces
4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Put bulgur and 2 cups water in a covered saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer 12 to 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. (If using other grain, cook as directed.)
- In a large bowl, zest the orange (a microplane cheese grater works well) and then juice it. Add vinegar, oil, and cumin. Mix thoroughly.
- Add cooled cooked grains, black beans, and vegetables, and toss to cover everything with dressing.
- Chill for at least an hour, as ﬂavors meld and improve over time.
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: Calories: 293; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Total Carbohydrate: 55 g; Total Sugars: 2 g (Added, 0 g); Dietary Fiber: 15 g; Protein: 13 g; Sodium: 372 mg; Potassium: 511 mg; Calcium: 64 mg; Vitamin D: 0 mg; Iron: 4 mg.
(tsp = teaspoon(s); Tbsp = tablespoons; oz = ounces; g = grams; mg = milligrams)