Bulgur-Olive Crostini

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      bulgur-olive crostini
      1/4 cup uncooked bulgur
      2/3 cup plus 4 tsp water or tomato-vegetable juice
      1/2 cup pitted green sicilian or black kalamata olives
      2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
      2 tbs chopped fresh basil
      2 tbs capers (optional)
      1 1/2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
      2 tsp lemon juice
      1 tsp coarsely chopped fresh ginger root
      1 loaf good-quality whole-wheat bread or italian bread
      1. IN 10″ saucepan, toast bulgur over medium heat until darkens slightly. add 2/3 cup water or juice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

      remove from heat, cover and set aside for 10 minutes to let bulgur absorb liquid.
      2. in a blender or food processor, combine remaining 4 teaspoons water or juice, olives, herbs, capers (if desired), olive oil, lemon juice and ginger root. blend to a smooth paste.

      transfer mixture to a mixing bowl. drain any excess liquid from the bulgur, and add bulgur to olive mixture. mix well.

      meanwhile, preheat oven to 400?. CUT 12 slices of bread 1/2″ thick on the diagonal. bake on a cookie sheet until lightly browned on both sides, about 15 MIN.

      spread olive-bulgur mixture on top of toasted bread and serve immediately. makes 6 SERVINGS = 175 calories/serving

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Bulgur-Olive Crostini