Asparagus, bulgur and dried cherry salad with spiced dressing
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Time to make:
$2.10 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
1 cup (175g) bulgur (cracked wheat)
3 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths
300g green beans, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths
1/4 cup chives, chopped
100g baby spinach
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon olive oil
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1Place bulgur in a heatproof bowl; cover with boiling water and soak for 5 minutes; set aside. Drain well, pressing excess water with the back of a spoon. Transfer bulgur to a large bowl.
Step 2Steam or boil asparagus and beans for 2 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water; drain again.
Step 3Add the green vegetables, chives, baby spinach, cherries and sunflower seeds to the bowl with the bulgur; toss gently to combine. Whisk orange juice, white balsamic, garam masala and olive oil in a jug; drizzle it over salad and serve.
This salad is super versatile. You can replace dried cherries with dried cranberries or dried blueberries, and use quinoa or couscous in place of bulgur.
About this recipe
First published: December 2015