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(recipe, Jennifer Meier)
Before making this salad, I'd only ever had bulgur in tabbouleh. Hidden beneath all that refreshing parsley and lemon, it seemed like a grain that wasn't overly heavy. What I didn't realize was that bulgur comes in three forms: fine grain, medium grain and course grain. The bulgur I'd had in tabbouleh was fine grain. What I bought for this salad ended up being course grain. The course grain is heavier and puffs up a bit. Still tasty, but not as light. You can use either fine or course grain for this salad. The sweet, anise flavor of tarragon goes well with the nutty flavor of the bulgur and the capers give the dish a little kick. Chicken turns the salad into a meal and also coaxes my meat lovin' husband into eating whole grains.