Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Bulgar Wheat & Feta
I can imagine eating this dish on a stunning sunny day in Greece. The sun blazing down on me with a glass of wine firmly in one hand!
Served hot or cold this dish will transport you there in an instant.
I’ve not made it to Greece as yet but I’ve got my eyes firmly set on going one day. I’ve seen pictures of Santorini and it looks breathtaking. So for the purpose of this daydream I shall be based in Santorini!
What you will need:
1 x courgette
1 x pepper
3 x tomatoes
Half a squash
1 x red onion
Half a garlic bulb
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 generous teaspoon Italian herbs
Olives & Feta Cheese (as much as you want)
100g bulgar wheat
Approx 450mls chicken stock (dependent on bulgar wheat cooking instructions)
Now this dish is packed full of flavour and the vast array of summery veg add a ton of colour. This is one tasty way to stock up on your 5 a day.So to get started we’ll have to put the daydream of Greece aside and bring out the old elbow grease instead!
Get your sharpest knife and start chopping your veg.
As a general rule aim to keep the firmer veg to 2cm chunks and the softer veg chop into slightly larger chunks.
Slice the garlic bulb in half lengthways.
Make 100g bulgar wheat according to the packet instructions, using chicken stock instead of water.
For example I made 450mls chicken stock, put it on to boil then added 100g of bulgar wheat (that had been previously rinsed under cold water). I left the bulgar wheat to simmer gently for 15 minutes until the stock had been absorbed. Once the bulgar wheat is cooked through and the veg is roasted to perfection it’s time to combine.
In a large bowl mix the veggies (minus the garlic bulb)with the bulgar wheat. Then throw in roughly chopped feta and black olives. Finish off with a sprig of parsley & you’re faced with a delicious meal dying to be eaten! If you can eat it gazing out to the sea on the shores of Santorini then you’re one lucky erm…. person! The rest of us will just have to close our eyes, soak up the mediterranean flavours and dream!
One day Santorini, one day……