In this bulgur salad recipe, an abundant mix of sliced heirloom tomatoes is bathed in olive oil and dressed with basil, then the bulgur salad with Romesco sauce is mounded on top. The Romesco--a sauce made with roasted peppers, smoked paprika, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and almonds--is really the star of this salad. Serve as a side or add fresh steamed crab, shrimp or lobster to turn this salad into a meal.
Tips: Toast nuts before using in a recipe for the best flavor. To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. To toast whole nuts, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.
Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor to food. Look for it in well-stocked supermarkets, gourmet markets or online at tienda.com.
about 3/4 cup
258 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 29.3g; dietary fiber 5.8g; sugars 11.3g; fat 15g; saturated fat 1.6g; vitamin a iu 2215.9IU; vitamin c 39.7mg; folate 46.8mcg; calcium 53.3mg; iron 2.4mg; magnesium 82.7mg; potassium 647.5mg; sodium 235.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.