5 A Day Bulgur Wheat
Bulgur is the star whole grain of this simple and colorful salad.
- 1 onion (medium, chopped)
- 1 cup broccoli (chopped)
- 1 cup carrots (shredded)
- 1 green pepper (small, chopped, - may use red or yellow pepper)
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley (chopped, or 2 tablespoons dried)
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups bulgur (dry)
- 2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
- 8 ounces chickpeas or garbanzo beans (canned, drained)
- Wash and chop fresh onion, broccoli, carrots, pepper and parsley (if using fresh parsley).
- Heat canola oil in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until soft.
- Add bulgur and stir to coat. Add 2 cups chicken broth to the skillet, bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat, add remaining vegetables and chickpeas. Cook for 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
- Add parsley and stir. Serve warm or cold.
Bulgur comes from wheat. It is actually the kernel of wheat, cracked for cooking. It has a nutty, chewy flavor that is sure to please the healthy appetite, and contains fiber. Canola oil is a healthy choice for vegetable oil.
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Choices: Steps Toward Health
University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program