Bulgur chicken salad
This bulgur chicken salad gets an unmistakable Sicilian feel through the addition of cinnamon, chili, raisins, and coriander along with bulgur and eggplant.
Ingredients that are reminiscent of the Arabs who ruled the island for two centuries. Flavours that help me recall a Mediterranean summer breeze in the midst of winter.
If bulgur is hard to come by in your local supermarket, you can substitute the wheat for other cereals like spelt, rice, barley or even couscous, though I personally find most couscous grains too fine and sticky for salads.
Nevertheless, all these cereals serve the purpose of absorbing taste and adding carbohydrates to a salad which can make it out for a healthy, low-fat one course dinner. A tempting contrast to the last couple of weeks’ seasonal orgy of meat and fat.