Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
20 minutes
Total time
50 minutes
8 servings
Serving Size
1/8 recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 medium onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

1 green bell pepper, diced

3 tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 cups bulgur, coarse or fine

3 ½ cups water

½ cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts, ground

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5-10 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook for a minute longer. 
  2. Add the diced green bell pepper and cook for a about 5 minutes, until it softens. 
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir well. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Add the salt and pepper and the bulgur and stir until combined. 
  4. Turn the heat to medium high and add the water. Once it comes to simmer, lower the heat to medium, and cook covered for about 20-25 minutes or until the water is almost completely evaporated. Turn the heat to medium low or simmer and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  5. Fluff it with a fork and top with ground peanuts before serving.

An Oldways recipe and photograph, created in Partnership with The Peanut Institute peanut-institute.org, adapted from Unicorns in the Kitchen


Calories: 220
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 160mg
Carbohydrate: 33g
Fiber: 6g
Total Sugar: 3g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 7g

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1/8 recipe

How'd it Taste?

Dane Williams
Super easy to make. I thought it would be bland without any spices, but it really has lots of flavor if sticking to the recipe. Was filling as meal by itself and a great side with fish.

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