Delicious nutrient packed bulgur paired with fresh veggies, egg, chickpeas and a simple tahini dressing makes this dish a perfect quick weeknight meal.
If you’ve ever had a super long day (all of us had) and still wanted to enjoy a healthy and quick dinner, then this recipe is for you. To make bulgur, you don’t even need a stove or any pots or pans. Simply add hot water to the bulgur, stir and cover for 10 minutes, and that’s it! So simple!
Plus, this is something you can make ahead of time. It makes a great lunch to bring to work. Especially if you layer all of the ingredients together in a mason jar…wow! So beautiful and so good!
Here’s the recipe:
Healthy Bulgur Bowls
Serves 1 large bulgur bowl
(simply multiply this recipe based on the desired servings)
- 1/3 c fine bulgur
- 1/4 c fresh parsley (diced)
- 1/4 c frozen corn (defrosted)
- 1/4 c cucumber (diced)
- 1/4 c carrots (shredded)
- 1/4 c tomato (diced)
- 1/4 c chickpeas (canned, rinsed & drained)
- 7 black olives (pitted)
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP tahini
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- 1 tsp dried mint
- salt & pepper (to taste)
To cook the bulgur, place the bulgur in a bowl and add boiling water. Add the dried mint (if desired), salt and pepper. Stir and cover (with plastic wrap or a plate) for 10 minutes until the bulgur is done).
Boil the egg for 10-15 minutes or until done.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
Shred the carrots and set aside.
Dice the parsley, cucumber and tomatoes.
To assemble the bulgur bowl, stir the bulgur with a fork. Then layer the ingredients on top of the bulgur one by one to create a beautiful display (as desired).
To make the dressing, whisk together the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the bulgur bowl.
Serve & Enjoy!