Bulgur Salad with Yellow Squash, Zucchini and Portobellos

  • 1-1/2 cups (10 oz) medium grind bulgur (10 oz.)
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 4 tbsp. Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 bunch bunch scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 summer squash (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 zucchini (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 inch grilled portobello mushrooms (cut into 1/2pieces)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chick peas (drained)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  1. In a bowl, combine the bulgur and boiling water. Set aside for 15 minutes or until the bulgur has softened. With a large spoon, transfer the bulgur to a large fine-meshed strainer set over a bowl. Drain, pressing out excess liquid with the back of the spoon. Wipe out the first bowl and return the bulgur to it. With a fork, fluff the grain and leave to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Add the scallions and cook for 1 minute. Add the summer squash, zucchini, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes more. Stir in the mushrooms. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add the zucchini mixture, chick peas, tomatoes, mint, parsley, remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil and lemon juice to the bulgur. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if desired.