Monday, July 7, 2014

Cracked Wheat and Nectarine Salad

Well it's definitely hot. It's so hot you don't feel like eating (shocking I know) but that's what salads are for. This one just requires boiling 1 cup of water - not so bad. Plus it's healthy it has Cracked Baby Cracked* Wheat in it. 

Cracked Wheat and Nectarine Salad (adapted from Cooking Light)

1 c uncooked bulgar (cracked wheat)
1 c boiling water
1 1/2 c thinly sliced nectarines (about 3)
1/2 c sliced green onions (or minced shallot)
1/4 c fresh parsley
3 T olive oil
3 T white balsamic vinegar
1/4 c pistachios (rough chop)

Combine bulgar and 1 cup of boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap or tight sealing lid and let stand 30-40 minutes. 

Stir in nectarines and remaining ingredients.  Toss well. Sprinkle nuts on top.

If I'm using this as a main summer meal, I add some crumbled goat cheese. I didn't have the green onions so I used shallots instead. Chives would be a nice substitute too (but we didn't plant chives this year because we couldn't find any).

*A David Bowie reference.  Here's the camp version of Cracked Actor from 1983. I couldn't find a better version sorry. The song really starts about around 1.40 or so - just skip to that part.

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