Bulgur Salad with Feta and Basil

I came across this recipe about a year ago when I was looking for healthy meals that would assist in my weight loss but tasted great.

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Bulgur is one of the healthiest grains you can put in your body full of fiber and protein.

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The first time I made it, my father was in town, and I had to promise that if he didn’t like it, I would order a pizza. So off I go and whip it together in 20 minutes, with the addition of tuna.

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I shyly handed him the bowl and to both of our amazement, he and I loved it! He even asked for a second helping!

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Since then, it’s been a main stay dish in my house. Quick healthy delicious dinner which makes an awesome lunch the next day!

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I usually add shrimp because according to Weight Watchers, one can eat 10 medium size shrimps for 2 points!

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Sometimes I love to add hot sauce or even Indian spice called Chaat to jazz it up when the mood strikes.

Bulgur Salad with Feta and Basil

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES     COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES     COOL TIME: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups of Bulgur

3 tbsp lemon juice

4 tbsp good olive oil

Fresh cracked pepper to taste

½ cup feta, crumbled

½ cup basil, chiffonade

10-15 shrimp (optional)

Directions:

In a small or medium saucepan, bring 1 ½ cup of water and salt to a boil. Once boiled, take off the heat and add the bulgur. Stir to make the bulgur even. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, all the water should have been absorbed. Fluff bulgur with a fork or spoon and let cool. About 10-15 minutes.

In the pot, add the remaining ingredients, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, feta and basil.

A serving is anywhere between ¾ of a cup to 1 cup.

Add shrimp and serve.

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{Adapted from Weight Watchers recipe}

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