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Bulghur Salad with Walnuts
Serves 4 to 6

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From An Invitation to Mediterranean Cooking

3/4 cup fine or medium ground bulghur
About 6 medium tomatoes, peeled and pureed in a food processor
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon tomato paste
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Chili flakes or chili powder to taste
1 small mild onion or 5 scallions, finely chopped
2/3 cup walnuts or pistachios, or a mixture of the two
Mix the bulghur with the tomatoes, lemon juice, and tomato paste and set aside for 1 hour, or until the grain has absorbed the juice and become tender.
Add oil, and chili flakes to taste.
Just before serving, add the onion and walnuts or pistachios.