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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Oranges and Almonds

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Ingredients

1 small green pepper
150g/5oz/1 cup bulgur wheat
600ml/1 pint/2 cups water
cucumber, diced
15g/ oz/ cup chopped fresh mint
40g/1 oz/ cup flaked almonds, toasted
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 seedless oranges
Salt and black pepper
Mint sprigs, to garnish

Details

Serves: 4


Method

Using a sharp vegetable knife, carefidly halve the green pepper. Discard the core and seeds, then cut the pepper into small cubes and set aside.


Place the bulgur wheat in a saucepan and add the water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until tender. Alternatively, place the bulgur wheat in a heatproof bowl, pour over boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Most, if not all, of the water should be absorbed drain off any excess.


Toss the bulgur wheat with the cucumber, green pepper, mint and toasted almonds in a serving bowl. Add the grated lemon rind and juice.


Cut the rind from the oranges, then working over the bowl to catch the juice, cut the oranges into neat segments. Add to the bulgur mixture, with seasoning, and toss lightly. Garnish with the mint sprigs.

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