Mix all the dry spices and the sugar, then sprinkle over both sides of the sliced tomatoes and let them sit for about 15 minutes. To prepare the Vinaigrette Dressing: Place all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk well until they

Mix the shallots and the vinegar in a bowl and marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Using a slotted spoon, take the shallots out and reserve them for later. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and

To prepare the Parmesan-glazed croutons: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix all the ingredients, using 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan for this step and reserving the remaining tablespoon. Be sure to coat the croutons well. Place the croutons on a baking tray

Place the lentils and 3 cups of cold water in a medium saucepan set on high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 20 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl. In a large

Place the bulgur in a fine mesh strainer, rinse under cold water and drain well. (There is no need to soak the bulgur in the water. It will doften as it soaks in the dressing.) Transfer to a large bowl