Vegetable and Bulgur Wheel of Good Fortune

  • 1 cup #3 coarse bulgur wheat
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth – low salt

Dressing:

  • 4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives (chopped)

Filling:

  • 8 tortillas ( spinach or wheat)
  • 7 oz. container fresh hummus
  • 1 medium zucchini (peel skin off, cut lengthwise into thin slices)
  • 1 cucumber (peel skin off, cut lengthwise into thin slices)
  • 1 – 8 oz jar roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 container feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 16 large spinach leaves
  • 1 small container plain yogurt
  1. Perfect fit for a creative twist on an appetizer that is found at many parties. A good way to get whole grains into the beginning of a meal.
  2. Toast lightly in a nonstick skillet the bulgur wheat over medium heat (stirring constantly until golden brown). Pour bulgur wheat in to hot chicken broth (slowly), stir only once; cover – bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let liquid absorb until the bulgur wheat is al dente. Remove cover and let cool.
  3. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and chopped chives in a small bowl and mix. Add to bulgur wheat and mix.
  4. Lay tortillas on a work surface and spread a thin layer of the hummus mixture over each tortilla. Down the center of each tortilla, spread evenly bulgur wheat, zucchini, cucumber, pepper and chives; sprinkle feta cheese and top with spinach, dividing evenly among all tortillas. Roll up tightly into a log; spread edges of tortilla lightly with yogurt. Wrap with plastic wrap and twist ends to secure.
  5. Refrigerate for a couple of hours until firm; unwrap the log and slice it into 1-1/2 inch rounds.
  6. Serve as a finger food for appetizers.

Per Serving Nutrition Info: 150 cal; (5g from fat); 5g total fat; (1g sat fat); 5g prot; 21g total carb; 0mg chol; 370mg sod; 2g fiber; 1g sugar

Nutritional analysis for these recipes may vary slightly depending on choice of ingredients.