Friday, 13 July 2012

You're Invited - Rena V - Bulgur Salad !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

You're Invited !

The reason behind this concept was to meet so many of you wonderful food bloggers and display YOUR cooking expertise.

So how it will work ?

I will invite you food bloggers and publish Guest Posts by you on JCO. It would be fab if you invite your fellow bloggers to also write posts for JCO so please feel free to do so and don't be shy!

Today we have our sixth guest Rena V  of Cooking in Plain Greek ! I know Rena past 6-8 months, our friendship started through FB and I came to know her blog. Her blog specialises in Mediterranean cooking that is healthy but still like hearty home cooking. Her recipes are cost effective and are cleverly created.

Let's hear from Rena

Hi, everyone,

My name is Rena and perhaps you have seen my recipes on my site, Cooking in Plain Greek.

First of all I wish to thank Jagruti for inviting me to add one of my recipes on her blog, and I felt very honoured indeed. Then I wish to thank all the wonderful new friends I have made through my site, and the way they have made me welcome.

I started the site in an effort to make traditional Greek cooking known to people in other countries, because it is healthy and most important, the ingredients are usually easy to find and affordable. And of course through Jagruti’s site I have learned a lot about Indian cooking, which I absolutely love.

Bulgur Salad

Us, ladies, are always conscious of our figures, and this dish is full of vitamins and of course, fiber. It is an easy to make dish and ideal for summer, as you don’t have to slave over a hot stove for endless hours. The amount is for one or two persons.

½ cup bulgur wheat

½ red bell pepper

½ orange bell pepper

½ green bell pepper

½ tomato

½ a small cucumber

2 tablespoonfuls parsley finely chopped

1 tablespoonful mint finely chopped

1 tablespoonful chives finely chopped

½ cup boiled corn


Olive oil

Juice of one lemon


Place the bulgur in a bowl and add 1 ½ cups of water. Leave it for about 1 hour.

In the meantime prepare the vegetables. Wash and dry the peppers, and the tomato and peel the cucumber. Cut all the vegetables in small cubes.

Drain the bulgur well. Place it in a glass bowl and add the vegetables, the herbs and the corn, some salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix well, and place the bowl in the fridge. The flavors will blend and the taste of the salad will improve.Spoon the bulgur salad on plate and decorate with a couple of lemon slices.

Enjoy your lunch!

Thank you, Jagruti, for the hospitality! Keep well and I wish you all the best for all your ventures.

Thank you very much Rena for this healthy and tasty Bulgur Salad recipe, right now I really need this type of recipe because I want to go back on the healthy route once again, and I am sure our many readers as well . This recipe and greek cuisine is truly inspiring me to cook healthy dishes !!

It's an honour to have you on JCO !!


  1. Wonderful salad to check my waist in recent times ..Thanks Rena and Jag

  2. Wow this is delicious Jagruti. I love this simple salad.
    Off to see Rena now.


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