Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bulgur Pilaf with Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Peppers

This recipe combines Bulgur's wonderful nutty flavor and light texture with fresh tomatoes and peppers. And gives you a soul-satisfying yet very healthy summer time meal.  

1 cup coarse bulgur
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 medium onion, petite diced
2 tomatoes,petite diced
2 banana peppers, pablono or any fresh pepper, diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 cup water
Salt, pepper to taste


1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent then  add peppers and stir until soft.
2. Add tomato paste and stir for a minute and add tomatoes when tomatoes are cooked add bulgur, salt and water; stir to combine.
3. Cook covered until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Keep simmering on low heat until liquid has evaporated and bulgur is tender, for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and place a paper towel between the pot and the cover and let it seat for 10 min. before serving.

This recipe is my first submission to Blogger Secret Ingredient event, featuring bulgur, hosted by Healthy Exposures.


  1. Very healthy and delicious! Bulgur is so versatile and tastes so good...



  2. thanks for entering! this looks great - love a good bulgur pilaf :) and lovely photographs.