Middle eastern herb salad

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
60 grams Cracked wheat; (bulgar or burgul)
; or couscous
A large pinch of saffron strands
150 millilitres Hot water
1 bunch Parsley
1 small Bunc mint
1 small Bunc coriander
200 grams Dried chickpeas; soaked overnight
; and cooked or
; 400g/14oz tin
; cooked chickpeas,
; well drained
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
½ Red chilli; deseeded, finely
; chopped
250 grams Tomatoes; deseeded, finely
; diced
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
6 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
2 Cloves garlic; crushed
Salt and pepper

1 Put the cracked wheat or couscous in a bowl with the saffron and pour over the water. Stir, leave for 20-30 minutes to swell and soften. Drain off any water that has not been absorbed.

2 Finely chop the leaves off the mint, parsley and coriander. Mix into the cracked wheat or couscous with the remaining ingredients, cover and chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, to allow the flavours to blend, and the leaves to soften.

3 Stir again, taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve as a first course with good bread, or as an accompaniment.

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Recipe by: Sophie Grigson's Herbs Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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