1 cup dry bulgur wheat

1 cup boiling water

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice

1 heaping tsp crushed fresh garlic

1/2 tsp dried mint

1/4 cup good olive oil

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 packed cup freshly chopped parsley

1/2 cup chopped scallions

1/2 cup cooked chickpeas

fresh black pepper to taste


1. Combine bulgur, boiling water and salt in a bowl. Cover and let stand 15-20 minutes until bulgur is chewable.

2. Add lemon/lime juice, oil, and mint. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate 2-3 hours

3. Add vegetables, chickpeas and pepper. Mix gently and serve.