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
  1. 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.