And then Serena, my wonderful high school partner in crime, resurrected it by giving me a RECIPE CHALLENGE.
Basically we have to give each other new recipes to try every week so we don’t get complacent and make the exact same balsamic vinegar romaine salad thingy with tasteless grilled chicken EVERYDAY. Ahem.
Last week, she challenged me to make this Recipe for Bulgar Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, Mint, and Lemon – which I did with some adjustments.
Not going to lie this Mediterranean-inspired salad might be one of the best things I have eaten – EVER – and it’s healthy and easy. So, you know, you should get on this bandwagon too.
I adapted the dressing recipe so it’s for one person – you can decide how much of the salad ingredients you want. If you don’t know how to cook your chicken – I can’t help you.
Brown rice (already cooked)
Chicken (already cooked, grilled/poached/whatever)
Chopped Mint Leaves
Chopped green onions
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. finely minced garlic
Whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Measure out the amount of brown rice you want and mix it with the dressing so that the brown rice softens and gets all flavorful.
Chop chicken, veggies and herbs.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
*Please excuse the photos – I’m not sure why but this salad was especially camera shy.