This classic Lebanese dish is a great way to get more vegetable variety.

1 1/2 cups uncooked bulgur wheat
3 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 large tomatoes (chopped)
1⁄2 cups uncooked bulgur wheat
1 T. vegetable oil
salt and pepper as desired
2 cloves minced garlic
1 bunch green onions (finely chopped)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Juice of 2 or 3 lemons
2 cups diced celery, radishes, and cucumber

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add bulgur wheat, remove from heat, cover, and let stand for one hour. Drain well and add the remaining ingredients. Blend well and chill for two hours.

Six servings: 200 calories, 8 grams protein each

*Recipe courtesy of the St. Vincent Healthcare Weight Management Clinic Cookbook, available for $10 - call 237-4580.

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