This is a versatile, healthy salad that can easily be eaten as the main meal for lunch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and lentils to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until lentils are almost tender, about 15 minutes; add bulgur and salt. Cover saucepan and remove from heat; set aside until bulgur is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until until tender and fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and red bell pepper; cook and stir until red bell pepper is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine bulgur-lentil mixture and vegetable mixture in a bowl; add balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

You can change the oils and vinegar. I've used lemon-infused olive oils and fig-infused balsamic vinegar, for example. Adding avocado is always a good choice. It really doesn't look pretty, but it tastes great!

If the bulgur seems dry after sitting for 20 minutes, add more water.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 25.7g 8% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
My favorite part is how to cook the lentils and the bulgur in ONE pot! Aside from that it is a good template for many different combinations of vegetables and always tasty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2019
This is good but needs something- fresh herbs probably like raw parsley or cilantro and more veggies. I’m thinking the reviewer who prefers the tomatoes and garlic raw may be on to something. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
My favorite part is how to cook the lentils and the bulgur in ONE pot! Aside from that it is a good template for many different combinations of vegetables and always tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2014
Thought this was pretty good. I am not a fan of legumes but have been trying to find ways of sneaking them into my diet. The balsamic gives this a good flavor but I think next time I would use a greater ratio of vegetables to lentils. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/03/2019
Not very flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2018
the instructions for cooking the lentils and bulgur is priceless! I did not cook the garlic and veggies because I prefer them raw but the combination of all create a very flavorful dish. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2019
This is good but needs something- fresh herbs probably like raw parsley or cilantro and more veggies. I’m thinking the reviewer who prefers the tomatoes and garlic raw may be on to something. Read More