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Asparagus and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Asparagus and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Bulgur wheat might not currently be a common feature in your kitchen, but once you discover its amazing nutritional benefits and great taste, that’s sure to change!

What’s good about bulgur wheat?

Bulgur wheat is a kind of pre-cooked cracked wheat that is very quick to prepare. It’s low in calories and extremely high in dietary fibre, making it fantastic for your digestive health.

This wonderful food also provides valuable amounts of protein and an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals.

How About Asparagus?

Right now is the perfect time to buy deliciously fresh asparagus, as spring is the best season for it!

Although most people will know that this veggie is a health powerhouse because of its vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, they might not know that it contains chromium. Chromium is an essential mineral that aids the transportation of glucose from the bloodstream and into the cells.

Also, asparagus is a rich source of the detoxifying compound glutathione, which helps to combat free radicals in the body.

On top of these incredible health benefits, it is also believed that asparagus helps to fight disease and slow the inevitable process of aging!

Asparagus and Bulgur Wheat Salad

To whip up this salad for yourself, find the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a tsp. of paprika
  • 500g of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • The juice of one lemon

Method:

To get started making this dish you must first cut the asparagus lengthways and then into chunks. However, while you’re doing this, preheat your oven to 200C. Once you’re done preparing the asparagus, you can then roast these chunks in your oven with a drizzle of coconut oil for 25 minutes.

The next step is to cook the bulgur wheat as per the package instructions. Once it’s ready, drain and then add the spring onions, the paprika and dash of salt and pepper. Once the asparagus is cooked, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and then add both ingredients together with bulgur wheat.

The final stage is to trickle the lemon juice over the top and then serve.

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  1. Hello , your blog is very interesting . I love the ideas it’s given me to try new foods . I have just started a blog about organic eating for beginners . I would love for you to check it out ! PS I’m definitely making this salad lok

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