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Cracked Wheat And Mint Salad

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Ingredients
  Cracked wheat 9 Ounce (250 Grams Or 1 2/3 Cups)
  Tomatoes 4
  Courgettes 4 Small, thinly sliced lengthways
  Spring onions 4 , sliced on the diagonal
  Dried apricots 8 , chopped (Ready To Eat Variety)
  Raisins 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Grams Or 1/4 Cup)
  Lemon 1
  Tomato juice 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Chopped fresh mint 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Mint sprig 3 (For Garnish)
Directions

1. Put the cracked wheat into a large bowl. Add enough boiling water to come 2.5 cm / 1 in above the level of the wheat. Leave to soak for 30 minutes, then drain well and squeeze out any excess water in a clean dish towel.
2. Meanwhile, plunge the tomatoes into boiling water for 1 minute and then into cold water. Slip off the skins. Halve, remove the seeds and cores and roughly chop the flesh.
3. Stir the chopped tomatoes, courgettes, spring onions, apricots and raisins into the cracked wheat.
4. Put the lemon and tomato juice, mint, garlic clove and seasoning into a small bowl and whisk together with a fork. Pour over the salad and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve garnished with a sprig of mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Soaking
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bulgur
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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