Transform your tomatoes and bulgur to the tastiest side, or vegetarian main dish
Tasty one pot tomato bulgur with red pepper
This is a perfect side dish or just on its own for a vegetarian meal.
This simple side-dish was shared with me by a Turkish shop owner in my Oslo neighborhood many years ago and it has been a regular on our family’s table ever since.
It is ‘teenager approved’ as well, which is an added bonus!
Bulgur is a good source of fiber and plant-based proteins, with so-called prebiotic properties. Meaning it is good for gut health as it acts as food for the good bacteria in our gut.
- 4 dl bulgur
- 7-8 dl vegetable stock
- Small jar of tomato purée, ca. 200 grams
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, preferably the long sweet kind, finely chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To serve: 2-3 tablespoons of parsley, finely chopped
- In a deep frying pan, add olive oil and cook the onions for a few minutes
- Add red pepper and cook until soft
- Add the bulgur and tomato purée and stir until well blended
- Add enough stock to cover the bulgur mixture
- Season to taste with salt and pepper
Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the stock is well absorbed and the bulgur soft.
Add the chopped parsley and serve.
Keeps well in the fridge until the next day.
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