Orange sesame tabbouleh

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Pregnancy recipes, Starter | Tags: , , , |

A delightful orange sesame flavoured broken wheat salad.
This salad is soothing, especially if you are feeling nauseous and don’t feel like eating much. Broken wheat is a good source of carbohydrates which will help you feel better and also nourish you with iron, vitamin C and fibre.
This dish combines bulgur wheat with onions, tomatoes and parsley with orange squash, olive oil and lemon juice, all of which provide contrasting flavours and textures that will surely appeal to you.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

1 cup bulgur wheat (dalia)
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons toasted sesame (til) seeds
2 spring onions,chopped
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons orange squash
salt to taste
1. Cook the bulgur wheat in 1½ cups of water for 10 minutes till it is tender.
2. Drain and pour cold water over to cool the bulgur wheat.
3. Drain again and keep aside.
4. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving so that all the flavours blend.
While grating the orange zest, be careful not to be grate the white pith, as it is bitter.

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