A seriously scrumptious salad, almost a meal in itself, with bulgur (cracked) wheat, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), almonds, red pepper, sultanas and orange. It’s super filling of course, and the dressing is to-die-for with its aromas of orange, cinnamon, cumin, honey and mustard. Please please try it.
I’m really excited about this recipe. First of all, it’s a whopper of a salad. It really is amazing. I’m sure you’re imaging those flavours I just described, and maybe your stomach is responding with a couple of rumbles? Well it should. This baby is one of my favourites. I love bulgur wheat in salads because it’s filling and tasty, especially after it’s had time to sit in the dressing for a while to soak up all the deliciousness. The sultanas do the same, their sweetness complemented by the fragrant spices and their shrivelled bodies filled with the wonderfully aromatic juices. The chickpeas give it an extra nutritional boost, not that it needs one, and make it filling enough to have on its own for lunch or a light dinner. The ingredient list might seem long, but every single item is worth using, as they all offer their own, unique thing to the end result.
There is however another reason I’m excited today. The video. Isn’t it fab? What a great project. I teamed up with the supermarket chain AB Vassilopoulos, one of my favourites, and created this recipe for their fortnightly leaflet and for this lovely video, which is being shared on social media (you can like/share it on Facebook by clicking here). What a fun experience!