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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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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