Bulgur wheat is a delicious base for any recipe, made from cracked whole grains. It cooks quickly and it’s full of nutrients. Sounds good to me!
No matter your taste buds, you are sure to find a recipe you like in our compilation of The 25 BEST Bulgur Wheat Recipes. But don’t be afraid to experiment!
From Bulgur Patties to Vegetarian Bulgur Chili to Spiced Bulgur Wheat Porridge, there’s a meal for every taste, diet, and occasion.
So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!
Tips for Cooking with Bulgur Wheat
- Choose the Right Type: Fine for tabbouleh, medium-coarse for pilafs, very coarse for stews.
- Preparation: Pre-soak fine bulgur in hot water, or use a 1:2 ratio of bulgur to water for boiling.
- Flavor Boosters: Cook in broth instead of water and add spices.
- Texture: Stir sparingly and drain excess water after cooking for optimal fluffiness.
- Storage: Store uncooked bulgur in a cool, dark place and keep cooked bulgur in the fridge for up to a week.
Bulgur Wheat Recipes:
1. Tabbouleh Bulgur Wheat Salad
This Tabbouleh Bulgur Wheat Salad is a classic when it comes to bulgur. You’d be missing out if you didn’t try it at least once. With tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and plenty of herbs, you have to!
If served as a side dish the recipe serves 6 people. Pair it with any lunch or dinner you’d like! The salad is soaked in a delicious lemon and olive oil dressing that I know you’ll love. Give it a try!
Get the Recipe: Tabbouleh Salad
2. Bulgur Patties (Crispy Bulgar Burgers)
Wanna spice things up? Try these yummy Bulgur Patties with chili pepper and powder, coriander leaves, lime, and turmeric. I promise they are so tasty!
They are super easy to make and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. You can serve them on their own, with salad, on a bun, or however else you’d like. You seriously need to give them a shot!
3. Jennifer Aniston Salad (Bulgur Wheat Recipe)
If you’re more in the mood for a salad, try this Jennifer Aniston Salad, inspired by the legend herself. It’s super satisfying and filling but still light and healthy!
It takes 30 minutes to make and yields 8 servings. Perfect for a party or luncheon! With cucumber, red onion, chickpeas, pistachios, and feta cheese, you have to love it!
Get the Recipe: Jennifer Aniston Salad
4. Bulgur Wheat, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Casserole
If you need a warm casserole to keep you company on a chilly fall or winter night, check out this Bulgur Wheat, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Casserole! It’s super comforting and it’s vegetarian.
The recipe takes an hour and 10 minutes to make but I promise it is so worth it. It serves 10 people, perfect for a party or for a week of leftovers! You simply have to try it out!
5. Harissa Chicken Skewers & Bulgur Wheat Salad
This delicious recipe provides you with a full meal, salad and meat! With just one taste you’ll love these Harissa Chicken Skewers and Bulgur Wheat Salad. They’re so easy and quick!
They take just 15 minutes to make and the recipe serves 4 people. The salad is filled with carrots, tomato, red onion, peas, parsley, and pine nuts for a delicious combo of flavors. Give it a try!
6. Lentils and Bulgur Wheat with Carmelized Onions
If you need a good source of protein and fiber, check out this recipe for Lentils and Bulgur Wheat with Carmelized Onions! It’s yummy and it’s vegetarian. Perfect!
The recipe takes a little over an hour to make in total, but I promise it’s worth it. The recipe makes 6 servings but you can edit the serving right on the website. You need to try it out!
7. Bulgur Wheat Apple Cider Walnut Bread
If you’re searching for a yummy fall recipe look no further! This Bulgur Wheat Apple Cider Walnut Bread is full of fabulous fall flavors. Try it as a sandwich, snack, or with a meal!
The recipe yields 1 loaf that’s 9×5 inches, perfect for sharing. You need bulgur wheat, apple cider, yeast, brown sugar, flour, salt, canola oil, and walnuts. Sounds good to me!
8. Garlic Butter Bulgur Risotto
Need a sophisticated, simple, and scrumptious recipe? You have to try this Garlic Butter Bulgur Risotto! It’s so easy, with only 3 steps to it and it’s packed with vital nutrients.
The recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and yields an impressive 8 servings. Make it for the whole family, they are sure to love it. After all, who can resist garlic and butter? Get to it!
9. Pomegranate, Walnut and Bulgur Wheat Salad
If you need a light and refreshing salad to try for lunch, check out this Pomegranate, Walnut and Bulgur Wheat Salad! It’s guaranteed to impress.
It takes about 25 minutes to make and serves 2 people, perfect for a date. You can serve it on it’s own or with another meal. It’s such a healthy and yummy recipe, I just know you’ll love it!
10. Mediterranean Salmon Bulgur Bowl
How could you resist this lemony, garlicky, caramelized salmon? And don’t forget the light but hearty bulgur salad underneath! I promise this is not a dish you want to miss.
It takes 50 minutes to make and the recipe yields 4 delicious servings. This bowl is packed with veggies and protein, making it the ultimate healthy lunch. Try it out!
11. Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Cakes and Tomato and Olive Sauce
Nigel Slater’s yummy recipe for Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Cakes with Tomato and Olive Sauce is simply exquisite! The recipe uses onions, garlic, turmeric, yellow mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry powder, and coriander leaves for a world of spice.
It serves 4 lucky people and it is relatively simple to make. Make sure you let the Bulgur balls set in the fridge for a few hours before frying, it makes a difference! Now get to it!
12. Vegetarian Bulgur Chili
If you need a scrumptious, filling, warm, and hearty vegetarian dish, we got you covered. This Vegetarian Bulgur Chili is simply the best! It can even be vegan if you exclude the cheese and sour cream.
With onions, peppers, jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, tomatoes, and black beans, there’s no lack of flavor here! And the recipe yields 8 servings. Count me in!
13. Bulgur Tomato Pilaf
Need a yummy vegan recipe? Try this Bulgur Tomato Pilaf! With tomatoes and onions, it’s sure to be tasty. And it’s super easy to make! There’s only 4 steps to it.
The recipe takes 40 minutes to make and yields 4 yummy servings. It can be served as a side dish or a light lunch or dinner! It’s all up to you. So go get started!
14. Chicken with Bulgur
This Chicken with Bulgur is so scrumptious, simple, and satisfying! It’s super easy and only one pot is required. The bulgur is full of spices, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Yum!
It takes 40 minutes to make in total and yields about 4 servings. This tasty dish is packed with 38g of protein for a hearty and warm meal. You seriously have to try it!
15. Grilled Aubergine Sabich Salad
Sabich is a traditionally Israeli sandwich with aubergine and hard-boiled eggs. This yummy salad twist has bulgur wheat, quail eggs, tomatoes, and greek yogurt with it!
The recipe takes 35 minutes to make and yields 6 servings. It’s vegetarian and best served with warm pita or flatbread. What are you waiting for? I just know you’ll love it!
16. Yafo Clementine, Root Vegetable and Bulgur Wheat Salad
Looking for some different flavors in your salad? Check out this Yafo Clementine, Root Vegetable and Bulgur Wheat Salad. The delicious flavors are inspired by a small family-run restaurant in Israel. Yum!
The salad is filled with sweet potatoes, beetroots, clementines, an orange, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, and of course, bulgur wheat. It’s the perfect fall salad! You just have to give it a try.
17. One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat
Who could say no to a one-pan recipe? Certainly not me! This One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat recipe is easy, simple, and so tasty. With sausage, green pepper, onion, tomatoes, and green beans, it’s gotta be good!
It takes 40 minutes to make in total and yields 8 stunning servings. I know all of your friends will adore this warm and comforting recipe. Get right to it!
18. Bulgur Mujadara
Bulgur Mujadara is a traditional Middle Eastern dish with bulgur, lentils, and fried onions. If you like lentils I know you’ll love this dish! Plus it’s super easy and simple to make.
The recipe takes 45 minutes to make and serves 3 lucky people. Only 6 yummy ingredients are required and it can easily be made vegetarian/vegan with a chicken bouillon substitute. Try it out!
19. Simple Bulgur and Spinach Dinner
If you need a simple and easy weekday dinner idea, check out this Simple Bulgur and Spinach Dinner recipe! It’s full of yummy flavors and spices and it’s vegan! You can’t get better than that.
It takes just 25 minutes to make and the recipe yields 3-4 servings. I promise, anyone that tries it is sure to be impressed! It’s tasty, healthy, and rich in iron. So get cooking!
20. Winter Citrus, Bulgur Wheat & Griddled Halloumi Bowls
Searching for a scrumptious lunch? Try these Winter Citrus, Bulgur Wheat and Griddled Halloumi Bowls, guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.
They take 30 minutes to make and the recipe serves 2 people. The bowls are bursting with flavor, from bright pomegranate seeds and oranges to spicy arugula to tasty melted halloumi cheese. You have to try it!
21. Grilled Chicken with Yogurt and Bulgur Wheat Salad
This recipe for Grilled Chicken with Yogurt and Bulgur Wheat Salad is delicious, packed with protein, and super easy! Why wouldn’t you give it a shot?
It takes just 30 minutes to make and serves 2 people. Make it for a date night or save the leftovers for tomorrow. Only few ingredients are needed, with garlic and cumin seeds to season. Sounds good to me!
22. Bulgur, Red Lentil & Butternut Squash Skillet
If you need a cozy fall dinner idea, try this Bulgur Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Skillet. It’s quick, easy, and vegan! What more could you want?
It takes just 20 minutes to make and serves 3 people. With onions, garlic, mint leaves, cumin, coriander leaves, turmeric, and red pepper flakes, there’s no lack of flavor here! So get to it!
23. Spiced Bulgur Wheat Porridge
Do you need a beautiful breakfast recipe? Try this Spiced Bulgur Wheat Porridge! It’s super fulfilling and powerful for a long and eventful day. Plus it’s super easy and ready in just 4 steps!
It takes 20 minutes to make and yields 2 servings. It has cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, almonds, berries, and honey for a truly tasty start to the day. I just know you’ll love this unique breakfast idea!
24. Citrusy Sweet Potato Bulgur Salad
As you’ve seen, you can never go wrong with pairing citrus and bulgur in a salad! So why not give this Citrusy Sweet Potato Bulgur Salad a shot? It’s super healthy and tasty. And it’s vegan!
The recipe takes an hour to make but I promise it’s worth it. It serves 6 people, so bring it to your next potluck! Everyone is sure to love it. Go get cooking!
25. Mediterranean Halloumi and Bulgur Wheat Salad
Last but definitely not least is this scrumptious Mediterranean Halloumi and Bulgur Wheat Salad. You simply haven’t lived if you haven’t tried this amazing combination of flavors!
It’s ready in just 25 minutes and it serves 4 people. And it’s vegetarian! With cucumber, tomato, peppers, onion, and of course, halloumi cheese, you have to try it out. Get to it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bulgur wheat is a whole grain made from cracked wheat. It’s partially cooked, making it quick and easy to prepare. Its nutty flavor and versatile texture make it a staple in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and even some Western dishes.
No, bulgur is made from wheat and therefore contains gluten. It’s not suitable for those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.
Generally, use a 1:2 ratio of bulgur to water for most recipes.
Bulgur is exceptionally versatile. It’s great in salads like tabbouleh, in pilafs, and even as a meat substitute in dishes like kibbeh.
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- Tabbouleh Bulgur Wheat Salad
- Bulgur Patties (Crispy Bulgar Burgers)
- Jennifer Aniston Salad (Bulgur Wheat Recipe)
- Bulgur Wheat, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Casserole
- Harissa Chicken Skewers & Bulgur Wheat Salad
- Lentils and Bulgur Wheat with Caramelized Onions
- Bulgur Wheat Apple Cider Walnut Bread
- Garlic Butter Bulgur Risotto
- Pomegranate, Walnut and Bulgur Wheat Salad
- Mediterranean Salmon Bulgur Bowl
- Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Cakes and Tomato and Olive Sauce
- Vegetarian Bulgur Chili
- Bulgur Tomato Pilaf
- Chicken with Bulgur
- Grilled Aubergine Sabich Salad
- Yafo Clementine, Root Vegetable and Bulgur Wheat Salad
- One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat
- Bulgur Mujadara
- Simple Bulgur and Spinach Dinner
- Winter Citrus, Bulgur Wheat & Griddled Halloumi Bowls
- Grilled Chicken with Yogurt and Bulgur Wheat Salad
- Bulgur, Red Lentil & Butternut Squash Skillet
- Spiced Bulgur Wheat Porridge
- Citrusy Sweet Potato Bulgur Salad
- Mediterranean Halloumi and Bulgur Wheat Salad
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