This post is for the heatwave. I honestly never thought Hamburg could get this hot. But I’m not complaining, after the winter and non-existent spring we had, we deserve a good summer. When it’s this hot, I don’t usually feel like having a hot meal, unless it’s been done on a barbecue. So this combo is for when you feel like you’re just about to melt. The only thing is, your supermarket might have run out of mint for the bulgur salad. Yeah.
This salad is perfect for when it’s very hot. It’s really quick to make and doesn’t involve much cooking (and therefore little heat).
Ingredients (for 2 portions)
- 1 cup bulgur (I actually used a cup to measure this out – a coffee cup to be precise – what matters here is the bulgur : water ratio)
- 2 cups water (see above)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 3 large tomatoes
- juice of 1 lemon
- olive oil
- half a handful smooth parsely, chopped
- half a handful mint, chopped (if you can get any – I couldn’t and it still tasted amazing)
- salt and pepper
Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan with some salt. Remove from the heat, add the bulgur wheat and let sit for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, dice the cucumber and tomatoes. Combine the lemon juice and the olive oil with some salt and pepper for the dressing. Once the bulgur is done, combine with the cucumber and tomatoes in a bowl, add the parsley and mint and pour the dressing over the salad. Done.
This is the easiest thing to make. It’s so refreshing and I just swear by it in the summer. I was inspired to finally post this recipe because my friend Ida posted her iced tea recipe today. Hers looks delicious too, be sure to check it out (along with all the other lovely things she does with food).
- 1l water
- 3 Assam tea bags
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp sugar
Boil the water and pour it over the tea bags. Let the tea infuse for about 5 minutes to make it nice and strong. Take out the tea bags and stir in the sugar while the tea is still hot. Let it cool and then add the lemon juice.