Sexy Asparagus & Grapefruit Tabbouleh

. June 11, 2009

A muse for artists and philosophers ( Proust, Pline, Manet..),favored by royal families such as Louis XIV and Henri III.Our love affair with this member of the Lily family dates back hundreds of years. Asparagus "stirs up lust in man and woman," wrote English herbalist Nicholas Culpepper in the 17th century. In 19th-century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinner. Apparently for a good reason: asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production...

For 2

-100 g boulgour
-green asparagus
-1/2 grapefruit
-fresh parsley
-olive oil
-fresh memon juice

Soak the boulgour in cold water for 1 hour. Then drain it and tranfer to a salad bowl. Steam asparagus for 5 min. Toss with
grapefruit, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil.

Pour les français:

Pour 2

- 100g de boulgour
- pointes d'aspèrges vertes
- 1/2 pamplemousse rose
- persil frais
- huile d'olive
- jus de citron frais


MissGourmandise said...

So beautiful, seems so good and aesy to cook it:)
I will try it

Dada said...

Very sexy and fresh!

Myrtille said...

- Thanks MissGourmandise . It is pretty easy to prepare. Don't overcook the asparagus though!

- Thanks Dada

French Cooking for Dummies said...

Your tabbouleh looks fabulous! Great flavor mix, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful and so refreshing!



C&G : said...

Un idée originale pour utiliser les asperges et le bulghur (que je ne sais jamais comment faire!) A bientôt, Giorgia


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