For the salad
- 200g bulghar wheat
- 50g pine nut
- 1 leek, finely diced
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- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- juice of 2 lemon
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- 50g raisin
- 400g can chickpea, drained
- 4 tbsp chopped fresh herb such as parsley, corriander
Cook the bulghar wheat according to packet instructions. Allow to cool. Lightly toast the pine nuts in a non-stick pan over a low heat, until golden.
Put all the salad ingredients into a bowl and toss together well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve piled on to plates or into bowls with iceberg lettuce, radishes, red pepper and celery.
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