Bulgur and Chickpea Salad

Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct sizes. Bulgur is high in fiber and rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese. Often confused with cracked wheat, bulgur differs in that it has been pre-cooked. In contrast to cracked wheat, bulgur is ready to eat with minimal cooking or, after soaking in water or broth, can be mixed with other ingredients without further cooking. Bulgur holds a place in recipes similar to rice or couscous but with a higher nutritional value. It is an ideal food in a vegetarian diet because of its nutritional value and versatility. It is excellent as a meat extender or meat substitute in vegetarian dishes.

Serves 4-6


  • 1 large sweet green pepper, roasted, skinned, seeded and diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, ditto
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 4 small carrots peeled and shaved
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and well rinsed
  • 1/3 cup raisins soaked in warm water
  • 4 orfresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Juice oflemon
  • 4 tablespoons Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Ingredients


  1. Roast or broil the peppers until blackened. Cool, peel, cut, seed and dice. Place in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a medium size saucepan. Add the bulgur and cook covered until liquid is all absorbed. Cool.
  3. Transfer to the bowl with the peppers and add the carrots, celery, chickpeas raisins and basil. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Pour over the bulgur ingredients and toss. Cover and allow to stand for 1 hour before serving.

This recipe was featured on Season 23 - Episode 2303.

Print This Recipe


Jason Lopezjones

That bulgar and ceci bean salad was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!! Wow, I am glad it made so much, so the leftovers are my lunch today… Can I eat lunch at 9AM???

Thank you!

Leave a comment

Your comment will be revised by the site if needed.