Bulgar taco salad with cilantro lime dressing

by - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I have really been on a bulgar wheat kick lately! I love the hearty texture and versatility of it. It can be savory or sweet, which makes it great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This salad is one of my favorite combinations of flavors and it is a healthy source of protein, iron, and fiber.

Bulgar Taco Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing

Salad:
1/2 cup dry bulgar wheat
1 15oz. can black or pinto beans, rinsed well
1/2 cup corn
2 green onions, chopped
1 med tomato, chopped
1 avocado. chopped
4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

  1. Place 1 cup of water and the dried bulgar in saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the water has been absorbed (about 12-15 minutes). Uncover and let cool.
  2. Combine bulgar, beans, corn, green onions, and tomato. Add dressing (recipe below) and toss well. Serve bulgar on a bed of romaine, topped with chopped avocado.
Dressing:
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro, packed
1 tsp agave nectar or honey
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (adjust to desired level of spice)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp hemp seeds

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a bit of water if dressing is too thick.

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