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Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

You can also transform this tasty bowl into an Italian version with mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes, spinach and basil. —Renata Smith, Brookline, Massachusetts
Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 8 cups)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, combine the first 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until tender, 10-12 minutes. Stir in garbanzo beans; heat through.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Let stand, covered, until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.
Health Tip: With the spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese, this dish supplies all the vitamin A you need in a day.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 311 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 12g fiber), 14g protein.

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