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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint

and Caramelized Onions

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint

Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint - A refreshing and satisfying salad

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456
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45 min.
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easy
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
5 ounces
1
Fennel bulb (400 grams)
1 pint
1
1 pinch
3
Red onions (about 250 grams)
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 ½
Cucumbers (about 750 grams)
5 ounces
½ bunch
½
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Kitchen utensils

1 Sieve, 1 Small knife, 1 Garlic press, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Skillet (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 large Bowl, 1 Storage container (about 2 liters), 1 large canning jar (or more small jars)

Preparation steps

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 1

Put bulgur in a sieve, rinse and drain.

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Rinse fennel, trim, cut in half and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2 inch) cubes.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 3

Bring vegetable broth to a boil and add bulgur. Peel the garlic and pass the garlic through press into the bulgur. Return to a boil over low heat, cover and cook for about 3 minutes.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 4

Add fennel and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove bulgur from the heat, season with salt and red pepper flakes, pour into a bowl and allow to cool.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 5

Meanwhile, peel red onions and cut into thin rings. Heat oil in a skillet. Sauté onions briefly in the skillet while stirring over medium heat. Then cover and cook 5 minutes.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 6

Sprinkle onions with cane sugar and cook while stirring until slightly caramelized. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 7

Rinse cucumbers, trim and cut in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon and place in a mixing bowl. Cut cucumber into cubes.

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Add yogurt to the cucumber seeds in the mixing bowl and puree with an immersion blender. Add cucumber cubes and cucumber yogurt to the bulgur.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 9

Rinse mint, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and set aside some of the leaves for garnish. Cut the remaining mint leaves into thin strips and add to the bulgur.

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Bulgur-Fennel Salad with Mint preparation step 10

Squeeze the half lemon. Season bulgur and fennel salad with salt, pepper and 3-4 teaspoons lemon juice to taste. To package for transporting, transfer to a plastic storage container (about 2 liters/approximately 2 quarts). Pack caramelized onions and mint leaves separately in a large (or several small) screw-top jars. Just before serving, sprinkle onions and mint leaves over the bulgur and fennel salad.

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