Nicoise Salad & Bulgur Pita Rolls

Yield: 4 – 6 servings

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 For the Salad:

  • 16 ounces green beans, tops trimmed
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 small jar capers, drained
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 whole wheat pitas

Method

  1. Steam beans in a stovetop steamer or microwave for 2 minutes, until bright green and slightly tender.
  2. Meanwhile pour 2 cups of lightly salted boiling water over the bulgar and cover tightly with plastic wrap. 
  3. Let rest for 20-30 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the bulgur softens.
  4. Toss the green beans, tuna, capers, red onion, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and cucumber into a large bowl. 
  5. Add the bulgur and dressing and toss well.  Serve in a large festive bowl or roll into pitas.