This is a bit of an accidental entry - I had planned to post something else tonight but then spotted over at Cake, Crumbs and Cooking her delicious roasted vegetable and giant couscous salad, which additionally was her No Croutons Required entry - and remembered I'd taken a picture of my lunch today, which just happened to be Bulghur Wheat with Roasted Vegetables and so decided to post this instead!
Like C has said, I too had been meaning to participate in so many NCR challenges but always missed the deadline, so I'm quite pleased that I spotted her post, and actually had something I could add!
I really enjoyed this salad in my lunchbox; I'd made enough yesterday morning to cover both last nights dinner and today's lunch at work, it travelled well and made a nice change to my usual salad of a few leaves and leftovers, something which had become a bit of a joke in my works staffroom! At least with this I could prove I did not dine solely on cucumber!
Ingredients for 2 lunch servings
100g bulghur wheat
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large carrot, cut into 1 cm dice
1 medium sized courgette, as above
1/2 yellow pepper, cut into chunks
100g feta or similar cheese, cut into 1/2 cm chunks
5 basil leaves, shredded
3 mushrooms quartered
2 tsp marigold bouillon powder
Pre-heat the oven to 180 fan/ 200 regular. Line a baking tray with baking parchment or a silicon sheet and pour on the olive oil
Place all the vegetables on the baking tray, toss well in the oil and roast for approx 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked and golden brown, allow to cool
In a bowl, mix the bulghur wheat with marigold powder, pour over boiling water to cover by about a centimetre, cover with cling film and allow to stand for 15 minutes, remove the cover, stir well - all of the liquid should have been absorbed, allow to cool.
Once everythings cooled down, combine the bulghur wheat, vegetables, cheese, and basil. Either serve immediately or pack into tubs for lunch!