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Roasted Red Peppers and Bulgur on Kale

bulgur saladSo, summer’s over.


I had every intention of making all these radtastic recipes over the summer that were clean and healthy. I seriously needed to get back to eating clean and getting that sugar down or my PCOS was going to take control of my life more than it already has. My mother gave me this great cookbook called Quick  Cook Vegetarian. Actually, she gave me a whole set of these Quick Cook cookbooks.  So, I had marked all these wonderful recipes to try this summer,  but life got in the way and I didn’t even get half done what I set out to do. I’m slowly digging myself out of the funk from earlier this year (death of my father) and then my health problems, along with family issues and the recent death of my grandmother-in-law

bulgur salad veganI was able to make my own version of their Bulgur Wheat Salad with Roasted Peppers on Lettuce. What I like about these little cookbooks is that each recipe has a 30, 20, and 10 minute version. This allows the user to change the recipe to suit their time.  Since I always go with the flow when using recipes for inspiration, I don’t think this took the full 30 minutes to prep. I also like my  tomatoes a bit chunky, so my recipe looks a bit more like a chunky salsa or pico de gallo which seems to hide the bulgur a bit. But, let me tell you, it tastes amazing. It’s light and the perfect complement to any meal. Hubs liked it so much we’ve made a few batches since then. It holds up really well in the fridge for about a week as long as it’s tightly sealed. You could also add in some chickpeas for another variety. Wrap in lettuce instead of kale or eat alone.

vegan sugar free bulgur salad

I’m loving this little salad. We tend to keep mass quantities of bulgur on hand because hubs loves his tabouli.  I’m thinking this might even be good with some toasted pitas. Yum! We used a lot of farmers market ingredients, too. It might be sugar free, vegan and clean, but it packs a powerful punch. Totally worth that healthy mouthful 😉

Roasted Red Peppers and Bulgur on Kale

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
4.50 from 12 votes
Servings 2


  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup fresh parsley coursley chopped
  • 6 leaves of purple kale
  • 6 leaves of flowering kale
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a small skillet cook red peppers with a little bit of olive oil. You want them to have a little crunch so take care not to overcook.
  • Remove peppers from pan and set aside.
  • Cook 1 cup bulgur according to package directions.
  • Once bulgur is done, drain excess water.
  • Add tomato paste, olive oil, salt, cayenne, lemon juice, green onions, diced tomatoes and parsley to the bulgur. Mix well.
  • Add the roasted peppers. Mix again.
  • Arrange the kale leaves on a plate. We used 3 on each plate. Rotating as we went around the plate for decoration.
  • Add the bulgur mixture to the center of the plate.
  • Use the kale to scoop and wrap the bulgur mixture or eat with a fork.


Have you ever tried Bulgur? What’s your favorite recipe?

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  1. I can’t eat a lot of salad because it causes my ulcerative colitis to flare, but I do LOVE peppers, especially green and red. I bet the salad is super tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks VERY tasty. I’m really trying to up my intake of veggies, especially the green leafy ones. I’m going to give this a try.

  3. We had a rough year too. It seems like every time we turn around, something new is happening to undermine all our plans. I hope the rest of the year starts looking up for you and you can try making more healthy recipes for PCOS. This one looks delicious!

  4. 3 stars
    First off I am very sorry for the loss of your father and grandmother in law. That would take alot of the air out of anyone’s sails. This recipe looks so delicious. We are big salad eaters all kinds! This will definitely be one we try!

  5. We definitely need to eat better here. I love kale and this is a great way to incorporate it into a healthy meal. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. We love kale in our house and I’m always trying to find new recipes for using it! I think my family would love this recipe and I’m going to have to add it to our meal plan!

  7. 5 stars
    I don’t think I’ve ever had anything with Bulgur, but that salad looks pretty darn amazing. Pinning for later! 🙂

  8. Looks wonderful! I was curious as to what Bulgar was and then I saw you indicated it was a type of wheat. We are dealing with a wheat allergy here. Might have to consider a substitute.

  9. I need to get back to eating a lot better. When the weather tends to change, I start to switch and eat comfort foods, and they tend to be bad for me. I’ll have to try this out!

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