Ok, so I am REALLY excited about today. Like, REALLY excited. Cate from Chez CateyLou asked me, along with some others from the blogosphere, to be a part of a super fun giveaway. Her aunt wrote a cookbook, and this cookbook is amazing because it is all about ALMONDS! Anyone who dedicates an entire book to almonds is pretty awesome in my book. This bulgur salad with chickpeas, pomegranate seeds and almonds is from that cookbook, and this salad makes me very, very happy. It is a fun play on Tabbouleh, with some extra added deliciousness thrown into the mix. I may have eaten it for three meals…in one day. Just saying.
This bulgur salad is everything you crave in a hearty, healthy salad. I actually found that it was a great transition salad. It’s perfect for late summer and early fall, as pomegranates are especially delicious this time of year.
It is loaded with herbs and spices, but it is the chickpeas, pomegranate arils and toasted almonds that really set it apart.
I have really enjoyed it as a side dish, and had it with roast chicken. It’s also great with breakfast. Believe it or not, I really love it with some eggs and a slice of toast. Anyway you slice it, it’s a total winner of a recipe.
Along with providing this amazing recipe from the Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture cookbook, a couple of copies are being given away! How fun is that?! I’m all about the free stuff.
Giveaway widget is below, so be sure to enter!
And be sure to head over to the other bloggers’ websites to check out some other delicious almond-inspired recipes!
Here are their linky links!
Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce from Chez CateyLou
Bucatini with Pesto Trapanese from Culinary Couture
Almond Butter from URBAN BAKES
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Pomegranate Seeds, and Almonds from Cooking and Beer
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Pumpkin Cannoli from Baking a Moment
Banana Almond Smoothie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Roasted Almonds with Lemon and Rosemary from Spoonful of Flour
Almond Crusted Pork Chops from Foodtastic Mom
For more information on the cookbook, you can buy it on Amazon:
Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture by Barbara Bryant & Betsy Fentress. Recipes by Lynda Balslev.
Be awesome and give them a like and a follow while you are at it!
There will be 3 winners from this giveaway, open to US residents only. The giveaway will run until Monday, Oct. 6 at 11:59pm.
Have a great week everyone! xoxo
Recipe from Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture by Barbara Bryant & Betsy Fentress. Recipes by Lynda Balslev.