Bulgur Recipes

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Bulgur Wheat with Dried Cranberries

Rating: 4 stars 70
Very basic yet tasty side that goes well with grilled or roasted chicken. Any type of dried fruit can be used in place of the dried cranberries.

Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
I got this recipe from a friend, it is a very popular Turkish/Middle Eastern salad.

Kibbee Lebanese Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Simple Lebanese style lamb kibbee. It's a traditional basic recipe. Kibbee is to Middle Eastern cooking what a meatball is to Italian cooking. If you can not make it, stay out of the kitchen. I am not Lebanese by the way, but worked for 2 decades in a restaurant serving this type of food. I am actually Ukrainian.

Colorful Bulgur Salad

Rating: 4 stars 20
A delicious salad. The bulgur is cooked in chicken broth which gives it a hearty flavor. And the dressing is pungent and wonderful. All the veggies - tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers - blend in beautifully, and the whole salad comes alive when chilled.
By Jen

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef is acceptable, too. I prefer it made into patties and fried in olive oil. However, it is most often found in restaurants in baked form. Serve kibbeh with tahini, a sesame seed paste.

Tabbouleh III

Rating: 4.5 stars 229
This is a Lebanese salad (my version of tabbouleh) that we like served with everything!

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 8
Roasted veggies and sauteed tempeh are piled on top of bulgur and drizzled with an orange-curry vinaigrette. Also delicious with chicken or shrimp instead of tempeh.

Wheat Salad

Rating: 5 stars 20
I serve this creamy wheat and pineapple salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It's a family favorite!
By Melanie

Cilantro Tabouli

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
Tasty twist on a Mediterranean classic. Serendipitous discovery when I didn't have any parsley on hand!


Rating: 5 stars 6
This is a traditional Turkish dessert with rich ingredients which is cooked especially for Eids, delicious for real!


Rating: 4.5 stars 39
A wonderful merging of flavors and textures! This beef and bulgur wheat veggie delight is just a little spicy and sure to warm the tummy.

Kibby (Kibby-Bel-Saneeya)

Rating: 5 stars 8
This recipe has been in my family for over 75 years. It's a wonderful Lebanese dish that everyone will love. Even if you have never tried it before, I'm sure you will enjoy!
By sexxxi_shawty

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetarian Kofta Kabobs
Rating: Unrated 16
This makes a spicy and healthy version of one of my favorite dishes. Serve with tabbouleh, pita bread and olives for a wonderful feast. Black beans or chickpeas can be substituted for adzuki beans. Adjust hot sauce and garlic to your tastes.
Air Fryer Kibbeh
My dad's version of Lebanese Kibbeh cooked in the air fryer. Compared to frying in the skillet with oil, the air-fried version had much more flavor, you could really taste the mint and peppers. I don't think we will ever fry it again.
Rating: 4 stars 3

This is a traditional Middle Eastern appetizer. It is torpedo-shaped, crispy on the outside, and has a meat and onion filling. Time-consuming, but delicious. Can be frozen raw, and fried straight from the freezer for a delicious treat, dipped in Tahini. This recipe has been in the family for ages.