Rating: 4.04 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Bulgur has a light, nutty flavor that, along with the chickpeas, adds protein to this vegetarian dinner.

Everyday Food, December 2009

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prep:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil and add bulgur. Remove from heat and soak until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to remove as much liquid as possible; transfer bulgur to a large bowl.

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  • While bulgur is soaking, roast peppers over a low gas flame or under the broiler, turning frequently with tongs, until blackened on all sides, 8 to 16 minutes. Place in a bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let cool. Peel off charred skins; discard seeds and stems. Chop peppers into 3/4-inch pieces. Strain any juices from cutting board and bowl through a fine-mesh sieve and reserve.

  • In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup oil over medium-high. In batches, fry chickpeas until golden brown and lightly crisp, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels and season immediately with coarse salt.

  • Add chickpeas, peppers and reserved juices, spinach, and 2 tablespoons oil to bowl with bulgur and toss. Season with salt and ground pepper.

Cook's Notes

Millet can easily be substituted for the gluten intolerant.

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Reviews (4)

25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
05/09/2011
This was very good though I made significant changes to the recipe. I used quinoa because that's what I had on hand and it cooks in 15 minutes. I also used jarred roasted red peppers. I cut the oil I used to fry the chickpeas down to 1 tablespoon and it was plenty. If you make these changes this is a super healthy, tasty, 15 minute dinner.
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04/29/2011
This was tasty, but needed a little something. I added feta cheese and a little red wine vinegar and it was divine!
Rating: Unrated
12/13/2010
I make this or similar. But never thought to fry my chickpeas before. I will definitely try this one next time.
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Rating: Unrated
12/13/2010
i love all that Martha puts out, however, this pic looks like chicken scratching in manure LOL