Palestinian Grape and Grapefruit Maftoul Salad
Palestinian Grape and Grapefruit Maftoul Salad came about because I wanted to create something unusual and exotic. As I clamoured around my pantry I discovered I had some Maftoul hidden away for a day when I was feeling adventurous. Maftoul is a traditional Palestinian product that is sun-dried and made from bulgur weeks. The grains are larger and rounder than couscous and are a substitute for couscous, rice and bulgur.
Author: Edward Daniel
Recipe type: Side, Salad, Starter
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian,
- 250g maftoul
- 500ml filtered water
- 1spring onion
- bunch of parsley
- 1 grapefruit
- 100g grapes
- 1tbs caraway seeds
- 1tbs red wine vinegar
- 1tbs maple syrup
- ½ lime, juice
- 50ml extra virgin olive oil
- Place the maftout in a bowl in a steamer and cover with the filtered water. Steam for about 25 minute until the water is absorbed.
- Chop the onion and parsley. Cut the grapes in two and deseed. Remove the skin and pith of the grapefruit and cut into chunks.
- Grind the caraway seeds.
- Combine the vinegar, maple, lime juice and oil and add the caraway seeds.
- Once the maftout is soft and fluffy place in with the dressing in a large bowl.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large serving bowl.