Monday, 26 November 2007

Pomegranate and Walnut Tabouleh salad


This is my entry to 'power less' cooking.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about this event. I could not bring my self to blog something cooked on electric or gas or microwave as that is power and energy. Finally I came up with this. However all food needs energy to grow, so it is an almost impossible task. So I have sun-ripened pomegranate, walnuts, celery, onions and herbs dressed with olive oil and sun drenched lemon juice! Really delish


Ingredients
1 cup burghul wheat
4 cups flat leaf parsley; chopped fine
1/2 cup mint leaves; chopped fine
3 large pomegranates; peeled and separated
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup celery; choped fine
1 cup chopped spring onions
5 large mild chillis; chopped fine
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste

Method
1. Wash and soak the burghul wheat for about an hour, drain, leave in strainer until almost dry (or squeeze the water out)
2. Combine all the ingredients exceopt the lemon juice and oil in a large bowl.
4. Add the lemon juice and Olive oil just before serving, mix well
Serve

18 comments:

Richa said...

that is one d-lish looking salad, saju!

musical said...

What a sumptuous salad, Saju! Pomegranate must have tasted good in tabouleh!

Jyothi said...

what a colorful salad saju! looks awesome and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

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Suganya said...

You don't have to cook the bulgur?

Saju said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Suganya, no the bulgur wheat does not have to be cooked, it is already been parboiled when it is made.

Nags said...

That's real dedication to the event. way to go! :)

Latha Narasimhan said...

What a colourful salad! :) Atleast I said no only to electricbulb! You say no to all kinds of power including gas! :)

easycrafts said...

Thats quite a unique and simple salad...thanks for the entry

Happy cook said...

Love the salade. It must have been really delicious

Asha said...

After all the TG feast, I would love to have this light and nutritious salad!:))

Graingers said...

This salad was lovely.

meeso said...

Looks good, I love tabouleh! I will have to try yours :)

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Seena said...

Saju,
Thanks for the recipe..We would eat this many, since this is the one we would get with the grilled chicken etc..love it..

sagari said...

saju salad looks soo bright and refreshing

Dee & Chai said...

Smart entry!!! Love the recipe- healthy and a quick fix meal.

Priyanka said...

oh its raining pomegranates everywhere...they must have enhanced the taste of the tabouleh.

Vcuisine said...

Saju it is colourful and very nice. Viji

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