Arriving in Geneva airport in September after a week in Spain on the beach results in a little bit of a shock to the system. You know when you continue wearing summer clothes in the hope that the weather will just miraculously warm up? I think we all know that you can’t trick the way the seasons roll, but I’m going to keep trying.

It’s safe to say, I’m struggling to accept that summer has come to an end.

For all of you out there struggling with the cooler months ahead, here’s a scrumptious salad that will help you with the transition.

Sofia Clara - bulgur saladAll you need for a salad for two is:

  • 1/2 drinking glass bulgur (about 150g)
  • 1 drinking glass water (about 300ml) – you always use double the quantity of water to bulgur
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 small carrots, chopped into cubes
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • a handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 packet feta cheese
  • a handful dried cranberries

The process is really simple and I’ve made you an awesome gif to show you just how simple it is:

bulgur saladConvinced?

If so, start by putting the bulgur, water, vegetable stock cube and chopped carrots into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for 8 minutes (check the cooking time on your bulgur packet as it may vary). Once almost all the water has been absorbed, remove from the heat and leave to cool.

As your bulgur is cooling, you can make the sauce with the juice of half a lemon, some chopped fresh parsley, half a red onion finely chopped, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper to season.

salad dressingOnce your bulgur and carrot mix has cooled, add to the salad bowl.

bulgur saladCrumble some feta on top and add a handful of cranberries and mix it all together.

Autumnal salad ideaIt’s as simple as that!

bulgur & veg saladThis would make a great packed lunch for the office or for a day working from home.

let's stay home

autumn saladIf you’ve got any delicious autumnal salad recipe ideas, pop me a comment below!

Bisous, xS