18 Quick And Healthy Bulgur Recipes That Will Make You Look Like A Chef
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Bulgur wheat is the answer to your prayers for healthy, fast meal ideas. It cooks up just as easily as these couscous recipes, but it's *even better* for you. Bulgur is a whole grain, full of fiber to keep you full, and has a nutty flavor that stands out in salads, stews, or even in stuffed squash recipes. The next time you want to try out some new whole grains, look no further! These 20 bulgur recipes will turn you into a total convert.
Hearty, healthy, and utterly delicious, this easy bulgar wheat (or quinoa) salad recipe will be there for you when you need a satisfying lunch or dinner! (via A Spicy Perspective)
This Lebanese style Bulgur Pilaf recipe is full of fiber and infinitely customizable however your family likes it. Eat it on its own with a spoon, with pita bread and olive oil like a dip, or as a starchy side with chicken or beef. (via Feel Good Foodie)
Tabbouleh is served as a condiment or as an item on a mezze platter. Use this Simple Gain-Free Tabbouleh as an addition to a veggie and hummus pita, as a side with some Oven Baked Falafel, or to top a salad along with some crispy chickpeas. (via Earthly Provisions)
Apricot Bulgur Muffins
These muffins have absolutely everything we're looking for in a great pastry: they are seriously dense, hearty and incredibly chewy! Not only that, but they also happen to be veritable nutrition powerhouse in a very tasty package. (via The Healthy Foodie)
Enjoy with a spicy basil tahini drizzle and some pita chips for a truly delectable meal. YUM! (via Half Baked Harvest)
Don’t wait until lunch or, gasp, dinner. Get your fix with these nutritious, delicious warm bulgur breakfast bowls. (via Give Recipe)
Made into little cakes, bulgur falafel is crispy on the outside and tender within. Add it to salads, eat as a snack, or turn into a wrap, as in this recipe. (via Live Eat Learn)
Jazz up classic tabbouleh with this colorful recipe. It gets a hit of citrus flavor from blood orange and sumac, while chicken elevates it from side dish to entree. (via Eat Love Eat)
This citrusy sweet potato bulgur salad is so hearty and filling, yet fresh and bright! It’s made with nutritious roasted sweet potatoes, bulgur wheat, an orange-infused dressing, and chopped fresh mint. It’s equally good hot or cold, in any season. (via the full helping)
Sure, this salad doesn’t actually contain falafel, but it’s the next best thing. It’s a combination of bulgur wheat, chickpeas, herbs, and a tahini dressing that will satisfy your cravings, all without having to bust out the deep fryer. (via Budget Bytes)
Bulgur Salad With Delicata Squash
Delicata squash is roasted, and then tossed with bulgur, fresh veggies, and a zingy lemon-herb vinaigrette befitting a side or main dish. (via Food Porn Vegan Style)
Grain salads, like this version with dried cherries and smokey chipotle, are a tasty option when you want a meal that’s healthy but still satisfying. (via Hostess at Heart)
Bulk up your chili with bulgur for a hearty and healthy addition. (via Turnip the Oven)
Juicy, sweet roasted tomatoes act almost like a dressing for this salad. They’re tossed with eggplant, herbs, and bulgur for a fresh and colorful meal. (via A Kitchen in Istanbul)
Stuffed peppers are filled with bulgur, peas, herbs, and just a touch of tangy-sweet pomegranate molasses. (via Berries and Spice)
Here’s one way to make roasted eggplant feel like a special entree. Stuffed with bulgur wheat, olives, pomegranate arils, and other fresh ingredients, this tahini drizzled eggplant is a dinner party-worthy dish. (via Lazy Cat Kitchen)
Fresh and zingy Lebanese salad. Making tabbouleh is definitely worth the effort! (via Vidar Bergum)
Chewy pan-fried halloumi adds a pleasing saltiness to this dish. It’s rounded out with bulgur wheat and some roasted sweet potatoes, and an olive or two for good measure. (via The Cook Report)
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