Hot Pepper Bulgur Salad
- 1 cup #3 coarse bulgur
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup loosely packed finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pitted sliced green olives
- Romaine leaves
- 1 cup finely minced mild hot peppers
- Combine the bulgur with 5 cups hot water in a bowl and let stand 30 to 60 minutes, or until the grains are no longer hard in the center--they should be firm but not crunchy. Drain in a fine sieve; squeeze out all water; spread out over a towel and toss until grains are dry. In large bowl, combine the bulgur with the onion, cilantro, olives, and peppers. In a small bowl, beat together the salt, lemon juice, and oil with a fork. Toss with the bulgur mixture; cover and chill until serving time. serve with romaine placed on bottom of a deep platter and bulgur salad mounded in the center.
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