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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Caramelized Pears and Sweet Potatoes
Shanthz posted:

This salad is a combination of whole grain, fiber and beta carotene rich sweet potato and the fall favorite, pear. It is very easily put together and requires minimum fussing over the stove. It tastes good warm or at room temperature. You can substitute apples for pears in this recipe, and use herbs of your choice or omit them if you do not have them. You can find the detailed recipe on my blog as well.

Ingredients I used:
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, and cut into chunks
1 pear, peeled and diced into small cubes
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
1 cup hot water
1 small chilli, finely minced (optional)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste

A few simple steps and you are done:
  1. Soak the bulgur wheat in one cup hot water, close the pan, and set aside.
  2. Boil the sweet potato chunks and dice it.
  3. Heat a medium skillet and add butter, diced pears, and sweet potato. Add minced chilli and salt.
  4. Continue cooking until the pears and sweet potatoes begin to carmelize and look yummy....
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Uncover the bulgur wheat and fluff with a fork. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.
  7. Toss the caramelized goodness into the bulgur and toss gently - do not mash up the lovely brown diced pears.
  8. Sprinkle with lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
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