Burghul Salad With Pesto of Fresh Herbs and Nuts

Burghul with pesto of fresh herbs and nuts.

bulgurBurghulr salad with fresh herb pesto and walnuts enhances the typical summer fresh herbs such as mint, basil and chives blending them with the almost smoky taste of nuts, this pesto with fresh herbs and nuts is an alternative to classic Ligurian pesto with pine nuts, basil and cheese.

Burghul salad with pesto of fresh herbs and nuts
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The burghul pesto with fresh herbs and nuts is a very fresh and very good preparation in the hot summer days;
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • Burghul 300 gr
  • Mint fresh 10 gr
  • Chive fresh 10 gr
  • Basil 30 g fresh
  • Walnuts 50 gr
  • Extra vergin Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Almonds sliced 2 tablespoons
  1. Boil 600ml of water, add the salt and the burghul, cook for about 15-20 minutes and then drain it and pass it under cold water in order to stop the cooking and cool it, keep aside in a bowl (1).
  2. Prepare the pesto by putting fresh herbs in a blender (2) along with nuts (3) garlic and two tablespoons of olive oil; operate the mixer and poor,(always when the mixer is in operation) more olive oil a little at the time as needed to obtain a smooth texture(4), season with salt (5) and transfer the pesto in a small bowl (6). Pour the pesto into the bowl (7) with the burghul; mix (8) well with a spoon and add the sliced ​​almonds, lightly toasted (9) in a pan with no other fat.
  3. Serve cold
The bulgur can be used in the same preparations of cous cous which has now become commonplace, even on our plates, and its neutral flavor lends itself well to be accompanied by sauces of meat or fish, or as a relish for dishes. The bulgur wheat is undergoing a particular process, the grains of wheat are steamed and then left to dry up and then are ground to reduce them into small pieces. The bulgur is in the form of crumbs; cooking is similar to that of other cereals in fact it is always advisable to cook it in twice its weight of water for about 15-20 minutes.




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