110g (4oz) bulgur (cracked wheat)
75ml (3fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 or more lemons
Salt and freshly ground pepper
25-50g (1-2oz) parsley, freshly chopped
25-50g (1-2oz) mint, freshly chopped
50-110g (2-4oz) spring onion, chopped
Soak the bulgur in cold water for about 30 minutes, drain and squeeze well to remove any excess water. Stir in the olive oil and some of the lemon juice – more can be added according to taste. Season with salt and pepper and leave aside to absorb the dressing while you chop the parsley, mint and spring onions. Just before serving, mix the herbs with the bulgur, taste and add more lemon juice if necessary. It should taste fresh and lively.
You can also add chopped tomatoes, cucumber, coriander, olives.
This is lovely served with rocket.