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Asparagus, Bulgar Wheat and Egg Salad with Miso Dressing
Recipes
May 2022
Reading time 1 Minute

This is a belter of a recipe - a genuine feel good meal. Bulgur wheat is an amazing energy source and the miso paste is packed with minerals and vitamins

Miso is also a fermented food, which provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that helps us stay healthy and happy. It’s an all-round winner.
Serves
4
Ingredients
  • 150g bulgur wheat
  • ½ low-salt vegetable stock cube
  • 500g asparagus
  • 4 large eggs
  • handful of watercress
  • handful of fresh basil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Miso Dressing
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp white or brown miso paste
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
Method
  1. Put the bulgur wheat in a small saucepan, cover with 230ml water and crumble in the stock cube. Bring to the boil over a high heat, then stir, reduce to a simmer and cook, covered with a lid, for 10 minutes. 
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to steam, still covered with the lid, for five minutes. 
  3. Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus and discard. Cut the stalks of asparagus in half lengthways if they are large. Bring a medium pan of water to the boil and add the asparagus stalks, cook for two minutes, then remove with tongs to a plate. 
  4. Reduce the heat under the pan to bring the water to a simmer. Gently lower in the eggs and cook for five and a half minutes, then drain and pop into a bowl of cold water. 
  5. When cool enough to handle, peel the soft-boiled eggs and cut in half. 
  6. Shake the dressing ingredients together in a small, lidded jar. 
  7. To serve, divide the bulgur between bowls, drizzle on the dressing and top each with a halved egg and some of the asparagus and watercress. Finish with a sprinkling of freshly torn basil and a grinding of black pepper.
Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks, published by HQ, HarperCollins, is out now in Hardback (£20) and eBook.
Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks, published by HQ, HarperCollins, is out now in Hardback (£20) and eBook.

Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks, published by HQ, HarperCollins, is out now in Hardback (£20) and eBook.


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