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Salad – Bulgur with Grapes and Goat Cheese by Katy K
August 30, 2008, 1:03 am
Filed under: Katy K, Salads
This salad has unusual ingredients, but every time I make it for a party or potluck I get a lot of compliments. I love it too. The grapes, green onion, mint, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar go together so well.  It’s healthy and refreshing and fills me up enough for a light lunch.  I found this recipe in Shape magazine (May 2006). It was with a group of recipes for salads that have whole grains in them.  The dressing is made up of equal parts maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and has no oil.  A friend who tasted it thought that the dressing was great and was going to use it for other dishes.  She pointed out that balsamic vinegar doesn’t cling to food very well and that mixing it with the maple syrup tastes good and it improves the texture of the balsamic vinegar as a dressing.  I thought this was a very good point and I’m going to try using this dressing for other balsamic vinegar applications very soon.

Ingredients (serves about 4)

1 Cup       Bulgur
1.5 Cups  boiling water
1.5 Cups  red grapes, halved
3              green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 Cup   chopped fresh mint
2 oz         goat cheese (crumbled or chunked with a fork)
3 Tblsp    balsamic vinegar
3 Tblsp    maple syrup

Put bulgur in a heat-proof bowl, pour boiling water over it, mix a little, cover with a heat-proof plate, and allow to sit for a 1/2 hour.  Remove lid and fluff bulgur with a fork and allow to cool completely.  I use a bread knife to halve the grapes.  Add grapes, onion, mint, and goat cheese and mix together.  Combine balsamic vinegar and maple syrup, pour over the salad and toss a little with a fork.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and enjoy!


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[…] whole grain salad that I love.  This salad recipe is from the same set of recipes as the Bulgur with Grapes and Goat Cheese salad I posted a few weeks ago ( Shape magazine July 2006). You can’t beat the combination of […]

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