Salads

Turkish Bulgur Wheat Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

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This cold Turkish Bulgur Wheat Salad features the freshest summer garden vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots. Tossed with a tangy pomegranate molasses dressing, toasted almonds and sprinkle of feta, this salad will have you enjoying your evening without standing over a hot stove.

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Grains
1.5 cup coarse bulgur wheat
3 cups water
Dressing
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 Tbs pomegranate molasses
zest of 1 lemon + 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 tablespoon olive oil
Everything Else
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups diced cucumbers
2 cups cherry/grape tomatoes, about 1 pint, halved/quartered
½ cup peeled + chopped carrots (carrot greens reserved if attached)
½ cup chopped carrot greens OR parsley if carrot greens aren\'t available
4-5 scallions, green parts only, chopped
1 Tbs chopped mint (more if you like mint, I like it super subtle)
2 teaspoon Aleppo chili pepper flakes
¾ cup slivered almonds, toasted
4 oz crumbled feta to top, optional
Nutritions

Calories
253

Sodium
1254mg
52% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
10g
21% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
7g
30% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV