1 Melon [sugar sweet white flesh, peeled + chopped]
1/4 cup Mint [fresh]
1-1/2 lemons [juice only]
Puree all in a blender + chill.
Serves 6 as a first course.
1/2 c. Bulgur wheat
1 c. Water
1/4 c. Raisins
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice [cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom – any combo you like.]
1/4 c. Almonds [chopped]
1Tbs. + Mint [Fresh, chopped]
Salt + Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
Bring water to a boil. Stir in bulgur & raisins. Turn off heat. Leave covered to sit until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. 10 minutes in, stir in cumin and spices. Once all the water is absorbed, stir in almonds and mint, season with salt & pepper.
Serve with winter squash, boiled and buttered or as a cup to stuff.
Serves 2 as a side.
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