I love salads. We eat loads of them during the hotter months both as main and sides.In the winter months, we tend to eat less salads as I I find myself put off by the idea of eating something cold, so I have been trying out different warm salads.
This is one of my favourites warm salads as the recipe has two of my favourite ingredients: tomatoes and avocados, and avocados and eggs are just such a lovely combination… yum!
BULGAR WHEAT WITH AVOCADO AND EGG SALAD (serves 2)
1 small cup of bulgar wheat
7 cherry tomatos
3 spring onions
2 medium free range egg
salt & pepper
extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Bring 5.5 parts of water or stock to the boil and add 1 part of bulgar wheat. Stir, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and stand for 10 minutes.
Separate the grains with a fork and add the chopped tomatoes, avocado and spring onions and season. Add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and 3 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
Poach the egg and drain it on some kitchen paper (there is nothing worse than a wet egg on anything) and top your salad with it.
You can also use it as a side dish – it is ideal with fish.
It is so good!! Very nutritious, delicious and very filling!
Give it a go and let me know what you think.
Have a great weekend.