This healthy Mediterranean salad makes a great vegetarian main dish. Or you could serve smaller portions as a side dish with grilled chicken, beef, or pork.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to boiling; add uncooked bulgur. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and pesto. Add to bulgur along with soybeans, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, snipped parsley, and pepper. Toss gently to combine. If desired, garnish with parsley sprigs.
To make ahead: Prepare as directed. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.
2 fat, 2 starch, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 vegetable