Today for lunch I made Spiced bulghar, chickpea and squash salad It’s scrummy. Absolutely delicious.
• 1 butternut squash, about 1kg/2lb 4oz peeled, seeded and cut into small chunks
• 2 red peppers, seeded and roughly sliced
• 2 tbsp harissa paste
• 1 tbsp oil
• 140g bulghar wheat
• 600ml hot vegetable stock
• 1 garlic clove, crushed
• juice of ½ lemon
• 150g natural bio-yogurt
• 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
• 180g bag baby leaf spinach
::Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6.
::Toss the squash and red pepper in the harissa paste and oil. Spread the chunks out on a large baking tray and roast for 20 mins until softened and the edges of the vegetables are starting to char.
::Meanwhile put the Bulghar wheat in a large bowl and pour over the hot stock, then cover tightly with cling film and leave to absorb the liquid for 15 mins until the grains are tender, but still have a little bite.
::In a separate bowl, mix the garlic and lemon juice into the yogurt and season to taste.
::Let the Bulghar wheat cool slightly then toss in the roasted vegetables, chickpeas and spinach – the leaves may wilt a little.
::Season, if you want, drizzle with the garlicky yogurt and serve warm.
Recipe from the BBC Good Food website
***The changes I’d make to the recipe are to roast the garlic with the butternut and peppers, but still have a yoghurt-lemon dressing as this works really well drizzled on top. I’d also recommend seasoning the vegetables before they go in the oven.***
This is a really tasty, healthy and filling lunch. Win win!
I’m going to crochet a few more of these over the weekend…
….while I wait for the feather cushion pad I ordered for the blooming flower cushion. The circle for the back is now complete too. It’s just a case of waiting patiently for it to arrive. I’ll post a picture when the cushion’s complete. The part I’m really looking forward to is dc-ing around the edges. Joining using dc stitches is my favourite joining method, so far.
Enjoy your weekend.
That looks really yummy! I might have to make some just for myself.. doubt my hubby would go for it! Mmm.. I still love those squares!
All the more for you then Sarah! :-)
Mmmm your salad looks tasty …nomnomnom.
Loving the squares. Can’t wait to see your finished blanket. With those colours it’ll look fab!
*sharp intake of breath* you’re blogging about food??!! ;)
Seriously though it looks delicious and I want some. Now.
(will have to wait till I go to shops for ingredients though)
Looking forward to seeing the cushion all padded and fat.
P.S. your pictures are better than the ones on BBC Good Food!
That’s funny! Thank you
That recipe looks lovely, just up my street too!
Let me know if you make it, what your verdict is…
Hi Rachel, I bought my round feather cushion inserts from Dunelm, very reasonable. I’m on my fifth blooming flower cushion they’re so simple and look so effective, can’t wait to see yours x
Esther – hand made with love x
I’ve ordered mine from a ‘super-seller’ on Ebay, a bit cheaper than Dunelm inc: p&p – I did a price comparision.
OMG that looks deeeelicious! Its defo on my menu for next week … my kind of food for sure … not sure what the rest of my lot will think, but as I always remind them most days I have to eat everyone else’s fave food, every-so-often its mummy’s turn and they have to eat my fave food! That cushion is going to look great … I can’t wait for the cushion pad to arrive either!! xx
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