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Bulgur with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Bulgur with Roasted Vegetables in a Serving Dish

Course Main Dishes
Prep. Time 45 mins
Cooking Time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yields 4 to 6 servings

Here’s a different way to prepare seasonal vegetables. Oven roasting and fragrant spices make for a very flavourful dish!


6 shallots, peeled and halved
6 carrots, in 2-inch (5 cm) sections
6 pieces star anise
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
1 tsp (5 mL) mild paprika
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground turmeric
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
4 tbsp (60 mL) olive oil
1 can (540 mL) chickpeas, drained
2 zucchini, sliced thickly
2 cups (500 mL) hot vegetable broth

4 tbsp (60 mL) butter
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) bulgur
1/2 cups (125 mL) golden raisins
7 oz (200 g) Canadian Feta, crumbled
1 tbsp (15 mL) preserved lemon, in strips (optional)
Fresh coriander, chopped
Plain yogurt


Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

Place shallots, carrots, seasonings and oil in a large baking dish. Bake 40 min, tossing gently halfway through. Add chickpeas, zucchini and hot vegetable broth and bake another 20 min.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter. Add bulgur and raisins and cook 3 min over low heat.

Add 2 1/4 cups (560 mL) water and salt to taste. Bring to a full boil, reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 20 min or until bulgur is tender.

To serve, arrange roasted vegetables on top of bulgur and garnish with Feta cheese and preserved lemon. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with harissa and yogurt on the side.

Preserved lemon is a staple of Moroccan cuisine that can be found in specialty food shops. The lemons are pickled whole in a brine of salt and water and sold in clear glass jars. Only the zest and pith are used, so remove the pulp before preparing.

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