Beefsteak Tomatoes With Minted Cracked Wheat Salad Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 20 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Olive oil5 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
 Bulgur wheat3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Lemon juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lime juice2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Scallions2 , minced
 Minced mint2 Tablespoon
 Beefsteak tomatoes4 Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 308 Calories from Fat 173

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.1%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 259.8 mg10.8%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.1%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 6 g11.1%

Vitamin A 35.6% Vitamin C 56.9%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 10.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a medium skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the bulgur and toss over high heat until coated with oil, about 1 minute; remove from the heat. Stir in 3/4 cup of hot water, cover and soak until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender, at least 1 hour.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the lemon and lime juices with the salt and pepper. Add the scallions, mint, remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the soaked bulgur; toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
3. Cut the tops from the tomatoes and hollow out the centers. Toss the bulgur salad well and spoon it into the tomatoes.