Note that if you're gluten-free, quinoa would work perfectly here. So would other whole grains and even orzo. Just prepare them according to package directions and toss with the other ingredients.
2 C bulgur (I bought the little package from Trader Joe's which is quick cooking)
1/2 C olive oil
1/3 C minced sweet, yellow or red onion or shallots
1 T minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
1/2 C chopped dried apricots (Costco's big bag has way too many, but they are lovely)
1 C coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3/4 C coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 C coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/2 C chopped roasted, salted pistachios
1/3 C fresh lemon juice (2 large lemons)
freshly ground black pepper
Prepare bulgur or other grain as directed on package with salted water (when done, drain if necessary). Meanwhile, heat 1 T of olive oil in a small skillet and cook the onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds-1 minute). In your large serving bowl add the remaining ingredients and toss together tasting for salt and pepper. Refrigerate up to 4 hours for the freshest herbs, but it will keep for a few days covered and refrigerated. Warm to room temperature for serving.
|ingredients (half batch)|
|ready to toss|
|so pretty and delicious|