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Italian Bulgur Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts

With a nutty and hearty texture this side dish compliments any main course any day of the week.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 283kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/2 cups water or homemade vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch basil leaves fresh
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper freshly ground


  • Bring the water or stock to a boil with a pinch of salt. Add the bulgur, cover and turn off the heat. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife, finely chop the basil and mix with the lemon zest and garlic and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  • To toast the pine nuts, put in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until they begin to turn brown and become fragrant. Immediately remove from heat and remove from the pan to avoid burning.
  • After the bulgur has steeped for 15 minutes, remove the lid and add the basil mixture, olive oil and toasted pine nut before serving.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9