Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. Today my salad for marathon is Wheat and Bean salad.  It is a healthy salad with bulgur wheat and kidney beans. It is a light salad perfect for evening breakfast with lemon and oliveoil dressing. Our own combination of vegetables and toppings can be used in the salad.Lets have a look into the salad......


Bulgur Wheat - 50 g
Kidney Beans - 1 cup (Boiled)
Vegetable Stock - 2 cups
Carrot - 1 (Grated finely)
Cucumber - 1 (Chopped finely)
Onion - 1/2 (chopped finely)
Red pepper -  1/4 (Chopped finely)
Celery - 1/2 stick (Chopped finely)
Crispy Salad leaves - 2 bunch

For Dressing:

Extra Virgin Olive oil - 4 tbspn
Lemon - 1/2 (Squeeze in to juice)
Coriander leaves - 2 tbspn
Salt as required
Pepper powder as required


Take oliveoil,lemonjuice,salt and pepper and whisk well for dressing.
Heat Olive oil in a pan and fry the onion till tender.
Take fried onions in bowl and add bulghur wheat with hot vegetable stock.
Let it be for 20 minutes until it is cooked.
If this is not your way, cook as per instruction. :)
Separate the grains with fork and add kidney beans and cucumber.
Now add carrot and coriander leaves and mix well.
Then add celery and red pepper and pour the dressing over it.
Mix well and serve with salad leaves.

Serving Suggestion:

This Wheat and Bean Salad can be served as evening breakfast.

I am also sending this salad to Cooking with Seeds Event.

Check out my fellow runners in marathon originated by Srivalli.

30 Minutes Meals:
Priya Mahadavan, Pavani,

Seven Days of Salad: 
 Divya Vikram,

For Ongoing 7 Events:
Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur,Harini,

Kids Friendly: 
Vatsala, Jay,Kamalika

Seven Days of Rice: 
Veena Krishnakumar, Priya Vaasu, Padma Rekha


Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so delicious, lovely combination.

harini-jaya said...

Hearty Salad !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super and lovely...

Priya said...

Such a healthy and filling salad, yumm!

Now Serving said...

What a nice salad, Ila! Love the wheat and kidney beans in it - Did you make your own veggie stock or was it store bought?

savitha ramesh said...

comfort salad ,healthy too.

Rachu said...

wow super healthy recipe

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy salad, looks lovely.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Healthy salad,loved the combo.

divya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, wat a delicious salad.....

Indie.Tea said...

Ooo, this looks so good!

Divya.M said...

healthy salad....never had wheat in a salad....:)

Srivalli said...

Very interesting combo..looks lovely..

Susan said...

So lively, healthy, and colorful. An easy and satisfying salad.

Malar Gandhi said...

Very healthy indeed, sounds delicious too.

Pavani said...

I love bulgur wheat, but don't cook with it often. Your salad looks delicious, will give this a try soon.

ila said...

Thanks all :)

Deepa Praveen said...

Gr8 looking salad...interesting will try this

Deepa Praveen said...

Gr8 looking salad...interesting will try this

Usha said...

Another healthy salad! I never tried bulgar..

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