I saw a picture of a salad in Everyday Food from Martha Stewart in the January 2009 edition that I thought looked beautiful and even better yet, sounded quite healthy. It incorporates the whole grain bulgur, which I have never tried as well as tasty goat cheese and tomatoes and some greens. Below is my rendition.
(Adapted to serve 2)
2/3 cup medium grind bulgur (I found mine in the bulk section of a health food store)
coarse salt and ground pepper
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 sprigs of green onion
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar ( I used 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 ounces fresh goat cheese crumbled (I used an herbed goat cheese)
In a heatproof bowl soak bulgur with 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups boiling water. Let soak for 30 minutes until grain is tender but slightly chewy.
Drain bulgur in a fine mesh sieve and squeeze out any liquid. Return to a bowl and add tomatoes, parsley, onion, cheese, oil and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper, gently toss until well mixed. Chill before serving.