If there is such as thing as a hearty, vegetarian summer salad then this is it! Made with warm, spiced bulghur, caramelised vegetables and the added freshness of mint, lemon and yoghurt this is comfort food without the heavy after effects.
- 2 aubergine, cubed
- 2 large potatoes, cubed
- olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1c bulghur wheat
- 1c Greek yoghurt, or Greek-style coconut yoghurt if vegan
- Juice from ½ lemon
- Handful of mint leaves
- 1 cucumber, cubed
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 200, fanbake.
Place aubergine and potato in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Mix well and roast for 35-40 minutes until soft.
While vegetables are roasting, heat oil over medium heat in a pan (with a lid) and gently fry onions until caramalised (15-20 mins).
Add garlic and allspice and cook for a further minute or so. Then stir in 400ml water and 1tsp salt. Bring to the boil and add the bulghur wheat and stir. Cover, remove from heat and allow to stand for 20 minutes to allow bulgur to absorb liquid.
Mix yoghurt and lemon juice with half the mint and a pinch of salt.
Mix bulghur mixture, roasted vegetables and cucumber in a salad bowl. Top with yoghurt dressing and the remaining mint.