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 combined with its great taste, that’s sure to change! Bulgur wheat is a kind of pre-cooked cracked wheat that is very quick to prepare. It is low in calories and extremely high in dietary fibre, making it fantastic for your digestive health. It also provides valuable amounts of protein as well as an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals. 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! Asparagus is also 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!
- 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
- 2 spring onions
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 500 g asparagus
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- Coconut oil
- Salt and pepper
- The juice of one lemon
- To get started making this dish you must first cut the asparagus length ways 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 is 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.