Several months ago I walked into the kitchen to find my husband chopping a bunch of fresh herbs and juicing a lemon into a bowl of bulgar. “I found this recipe online and I wanted to try it out,” he told me. The internet rumour was that Jennifer Aniston ate this salad every day for lunch when she was on the set for “Friends”. Now, I don’t know much about the truth of that statement (…or about Jennifer Aniston …or “Friends”) but I quickly realized that I could probably also eat this salad every day and not get tired of it. It has a perfect balance of flavors from the brightness of lemon and herbs, to the salty pistachios and feta, to the more nutty flavors of the bulgar and chickpeas. In each spoonful, there is also a mixture of textures that keeps each bite satisfying. For a while, I made this salad once a week, just so I could always have some in the house. I also took a large container of it with me to the convention so I could have something good to eat in my hotel room every day.
Every Day Bulgar Salad
Adapted from Jordana Hart on Instagram
3.5 cups cooked bulgar wheat (from 1 cup uncooked)
1 large cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
2 cups chickpeas (or one 15oz can, drained and rinsed)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup good olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta
Combine everything together and enjoy!