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1 1/2 cups bulgur
6 cups of water
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
6 cups tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups parsley, chopped
1 cup scallions, finely sliced
1/4 cup mint, chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
Chopped tomatoes (optional)
1. Place the bulgur in a mixing bowl. Add 3 cups of boiling water; cover and allow to soak until the water has absorbed and the grains are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain excess water if necessary.
2. In a separate saucepot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the quinoa; cover, reduce heat to low, and allow to simmer until the liquid has absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bulgur and quinoa with the chopped tomatoes, parsley, scallions and mint.
4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (and tomatoes, if desired). Pour over the mixed grains and toss well to coat.
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