Serves : 4

Preparation time: 30 min

I enjoy this simple and healthy nutritious winter salad either on its own or as a garnish. The sweet and sharp pomegranate topped with a pleasantly bitter cavalo nero, creates an ideal garnish for game.

 Truly delicious.


 200 g Fine Bulgur

200 gr cavalo nero, sliced very finely

1 pomegranate, picked

100 gr cashews

1 tbsp Harissa Spice

1 white onion, diced

1 lemon zest and juice

100 ml olive oil

50 ml vegetable oil

Boiled water

  • Thoroughly wash the cavalo nero
  • Remove the stem by holding the cavalo nero upside down and pull the leaves down. Once you’re finished, pile up your leaves and slice them very thinly. This way you can eat them raw with all the nutrition and crunch in its place
  • Pick the pomegranate and chop the cashews roughly. Set them both to one side
  • Soak the fine bulgur with boiled water in a large bowl. The water shouldn’t be more than one finger higher than your bulgur
  • Add a splash of extra virgin olive oil and a generous pinch of sea salt
  • Cover the bowl with cling film to ensure the steam doesn’t escape, as this helps to cook the bulgur
  • After 15 minutes of resting time, remove the cling film and mix the bulgur thoroughly, making sure the bulgur isn’t stuck together
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and harissa spice
  • Add salt to taste and mix together


Sweat the onions

  • In a pan add a small amount of vegetable oil and sweat your onions with a pinch of salt
  • Once they’re softened and without colour, you can them on top of your bulgur
  • Finally, mix rest of your ingredients with the bulgur wheat and finish your salad by having a last taste and adjusting your seasoning.




Chefs Tips: 


·      Eat straight away, or enjoy as leftovers, straight out of the fridge

·      You can use any other grain or of your choice or a combination of grains

·      You can replace the harissa with Chinese five spice if you are pairing it with duck.

·      Cavalo nero can be found in Borough Market and many independent green grocers as well as Waitrose.


Arthur Hooper’s Restaurant and Bar Recieves 4 Stars From Timeout & Debuts at No.20 In Their Top London Restaurants Guide, September 2017. 


Overlooking London’s historic Borough Market, Arthur Hooper’s restaurant serves guests European small plates and platters, partnered with a curated wine list. 

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