Cracked Wheat Salad with Dates & Tahini Yogurt
Its a super easy salad that is healthy and is packed with a lot of flavors. Originally I was trying to develop this recipe with couscous, but then I felt it would be a lot healthier if I used cracked wheat instead. The wheat I used is thicker than burgul and has more texture. I added a little contrast in the flavors by adding some chopped dates to it. Dates add a little sweetness to the salad and pairs great with the sour-ish yogurt sauce that I topped it with. I used tahini to flavor the plain yogurt and added some lemon…it really turned out tasting very smooth and rich. It was so flavorful that I was thinking next time I will make some extra and eat it with fresh veggies as a dip.You can skip out on the yogurt topping if you are a vegan. Just the flavors from zucchini, dates, parsley and cracked wheat are delicious enough by themselves.