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Bulgur Pilav (Pilaf)

Author: Sharon
Chock full of ripe tomatoes, peppers, and hearty chickpeas, bulgur pilav is a fresh and versatile recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 6 servings
Calories* 136 kcal


  • 1 cup coarse bulgur, rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans / chickpeas
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Rinse the vegetables well and then dice the tomato and green bell pepper.
  • Peel the onion and dice.
  • Peel and mince the garlic cloves.
  • Rinse the bulgur.
  • In a medium Dutch oven, over medium heat, sauté the garlic and onion in the olive oil for two minutes.
  • Add in the green bell pepper and give a stir, using a wooden spoon.
  • After 2 additional minutes, add in the tomato paste and stir.
  • Once the onions and peppers have softened, add in the bulgur and salt, and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add in the tomatoes and chickpeas.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the cover and turn off heat. Let the grains sit for 5 minutes, then fluff up with a fork, and serve!


*Nutritional information is calculated using online tools and is provided as a courtesy. The values can vary depending on which ingredients and brands are used.


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 610mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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