Bulgur with Butternut Squash and Cherries

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Coarse bulgur, spiced butternut squash, bell pepper, dried cherries and cilantro team up in this fiber-rich, warm vegetarian main dish salad.

Bulgur with Butternut Squash and Cherries

adapted from Küchen Götter
  • 100 g Bulgur
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp Dried cherries
  • 400 g Butternut squash
  • 1 Red bell pepper, peeled and diced
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, shredded
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 80 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1 handful Cilantro
  1. Place bulgur and 250 ml water in a medium pot. Bring it to a boil. Season with salt. Turn the heat off and fold in dried cherries. Leave it, covered, for about 25 minutes until fluffy.
  2. Peel butternut squash. Scrape out the seeds and membrane. Cut into 1.5cm dices. Peel, deseed the red bell pepper. Cut into 2cm cubes. Peel and dice the shallot, garlic and ginger.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add in diced shallot and garlic, stirring briefly, then add in diced butternut squash, bell pepper and ginger, and stir for a minute. Add in spices, stirring for one more minute, then pour in orange juice and vegetable stock. Cook, covered, for about 15 minutes. Stir from time to time. Remove cover and cook until remaining liquid evaporates. Fold the bulgur into the vegetables. Turn the heat off and mix in chopped cilantro leaves. Serve with yogurt sauce if desired.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/10/12 13:17

A fabulous pumpkin dish! In fall, I love making dishes of that kind...



cquek 8/10/12 13:18

OMG – simply gorgeous. Your styling is exquisite…!

Baker Street 8/10/12 13:26

I'm loving the combination of flavors - dried cherries + butternut squash with a hint of garlic and hint of cumin. LOVE it.

recipes videos 8/10/12 13:38

wow looks good,the pictures looks so professional,can you give us some tips how to make pictures like that?:-)

Ann@Anncoo Journal 8/10/12 14:14

WOW! another healthy meal and looks very delicious too!

OohLookBel 8/10/12 14:20

Fantastic, I love your bulgur dishes so much. Such beautiful colours, too.

Rosemary 8/10/12 15:10

This looks absolutely delightful. I can just imagine how all those great flavors and textures would mingle. Thanks, Angie.

Happy Cook / Finla 8/10/12 15:19

I would love to have the whole pate as it is healthy so i wont feel guilty in eating too much.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 8/10/12 16:12

This looks fantastic! I love all the spice in there with the sweetness of the squash and cherry.

Helene Dsouza 8/10/12 16:18

I have to confess it has been a while that I had bulgur. Never tried to cook it before, maybe I should change that now after seeing your recipe!

Cheah 8/10/12 17:30

This is healthy and I'm attracted to it by its vibrant colour!

mylittleitaliankitchen 8/10/12 17:52

Brava Angie! What a wonderful combo of flavours. You are making the most of squash and pumpkins. Interesting to use bulgur too.

Susan 8/10/12 18:19

Such healthful dishes you create and perfect for this fall weather. BTW--your name was chosen for the special Give-Away on my blog, XOXO

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 8/10/12 18:51

The colors are stunning. What a nice healthy meal.

Priya 8/10/12 21:17

Such a colourful and flavourful dish,inviting.

The Squishy Monster 8/10/12 21:37

Your space always inspires me to take a healthier approach to supper---perhaps I will incorporate bulgar tonight--thanks Angie!!

Belinda @zomppa 8/10/12 21:58

Great meal - that squash adds some gerat meat to the dish.

The Café Sucré Farine 8/10/12 23:14

Looks wonderful Angie! I've never cooked with bulgier so you have me intrigued with this delicious looking dinner!

Devaki 8/10/12 23:46

PLEASE can you send this across the continents for my dinner. I LOVE this and so very seasonal :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 9/10/12 00:03

I would be a happy lady eating that dish! What a delightful combination.

Patty 9/10/12 00:54

Beautiful dish, isn't it wonderful how the addition of bulgar turns these veggies into a satisfying meal;-)

Cass @foodmyfriend 9/10/12 01:10

I love bulgur! I always buy different sizes and wonder what I should make with them. This looks amazing. Butternut is my favourite in the pumpkin world :)

Medeja 9/10/12 01:26

How interesting is to add cherries.. it should taste lovely with squash! and it looks so colorful :)

Gloria 9/10/12 01:46

I love bulgur and this look delicious ANgie!

Lizzy Do 9/10/12 01:58

What a magnificent salad, Angie! I can see making this with so many different grains...and loving them all!!!

Norma Chang 9/10/12 02:32

Very interesting and creative way to use butternut squash. Sure is healthy and flavorful.

tigerfish 9/10/12 03:03

You are certainly making the best of autumn with the variety of squashes you are using. My selection is boring - I always just cook with kabocha squash as that is my favorite.

Words Of Deliciousness 9/10/12 05:31

What a great way to use butternut squash. Looks healthy and yummy!

Guru Uru 9/10/12 07:34

I have never tasted bulgar before but would be willing to try it - yum :D

Choc Chip Uru

Elin 9/10/12 07:58

Angie...this dish looks so good with the pumpkins and cherries...I wish I am just next door to you :p I have never tasted bulgur before..I only know it is high in fiber and protein. Must hunt around for bulgur the next time I go to the grains shop :)

Fuat Gencal 9/10/12 08:16

Günaydın, ellerinize,emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve nefis görünüyor. Ayrıca çokda iştah açıcı.


realitaliandish 9/10/12 09:20

I think this recipe is delicious, I wont try it real soon.
Thanks for the idea

Anne Regalado 9/10/12 09:22

Interestingly delicious dish you got there , Angie ! :D

Munatycooking 9/10/12 11:10

This is new to me but would love to know how it tastes, since it looks tasty :)

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 9/10/12 11:36

I always use bulgur in breads, but this is the perfect way to make a quick and so yummy dinner! Love the spices and orange juice, so great with the pumpkin.

My Kitchen Stories 9/10/12 11:43

Angie this looks realllllly nice. I love pumpkina and this is a really good way to use bulgar

Nammi 9/10/12 13:35

yummm, and healthy too

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 9/10/12 13:56

Angie, What a colorful and healthy dish!! I adore butternut squash this time of year and look forward to finding new recipes using it!

Kitchen Belleicious 9/10/12 14:37

what a great combination of textures and flavors. love the nuttiness of butternut squash

RavieNomNoms 9/10/12 16:48

What an amazing dish!! Looks so tasty and full of Fall flavors!

Koko 9/10/12 17:18

Angie, you continue to impress. This dish looks just amazing.

Pam 9/10/12 17:26

Great flavors and textures!

Amelia 9/10/12 17:37

Hi Angie, excellent dish and look so mouth watering!!! And very classy presentation.

Have a nice week ahead.

Claudia 9/10/12 17:40

Hearty, pretty and welcoming for fall. Love these beefed-up salads. The dried cherries just add the sweetest touch.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 9/10/12 18:19

I love the idea of combining cherries and squash - very nice indeed! Beautiful, beautiful photos Angie - as they say in England - very nice clicks!~

Rosita Vargas 9/10/12 18:40

Gran combinación en textura y sabor me encanta Angie,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Shelly 9/10/12 19:27

I've never had bulgur like that! Just reading the ingredients had me wanting some. I've had bulgur in porridge. It's delicious. Thanks for this idea.

Catherine 9/10/12 20:33

Dear Angie, This is a perfect combination of fall flavors. A very pretty dish also. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Peggy G. 9/10/12 21:05

This looks like a wonderful dish for fall Angie!

teresa 9/10/12 21:14

mmm, i would love to dig into that gorgeous plate!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 9/10/12 21:56

You always have the best ideas for using whole grains! Bulgur is one of my favorites, too, especially in a salad for lunch. Delicious!

rita cooks italian 10/10/12 00:25

Yummy I love to combine bulgur and butternut squash, but I've never tried adding spices like you suggested. Something new to try soon!!

Reeni Pisano 10/10/12 02:06

What a fabulous fall salad Angie! So welcoming.

Meatloaf Recipes 10/10/12 07:54

Sounds delicious for this recipe! It's make me so hungry! I can't wait to eat this :)

TasteHongKong 10/10/12 08:33

That means I won't feel guilty even eating more : ), Angie, you've made this vegetarian dish look inviting!

mjskit 10/10/12 16:44

Well, this is a complete meal and it looks so delicious! The dried cherries were a surprise. Besides adding a different texture, I bet they add a bit of sweet tartness as well. Love all of the seasonings,the depth of flavors and the various textures. What a beautiful dish!

Mich Piece of Cake 10/10/12 16:52

I love the colors and texture of this dish... am always looking for good vegetarian meals, as I'd like to make my family eat as healthy as possible.

Pola M 10/10/12 17:03

I think of bulgur as a summer thing, but this salad makes me change my mind!

Katerina 10/10/12 18:49

Bulgur is so sweet and adds a special touch to wherever is in!

Spicie Foodie 10/10/12 23:14

Angie you are after my heart:) This is another fabulous autumn recipe. My mouth is watering.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet 11/10/12 00:17

Sweet Angie, This looks so comforting and delightful! Beautiful flavors :)

Hugs <3

Balvinder Ubi 11/10/12 03:26

Hey, this looks so colorful and healthy.I am trying this dish.

cakewhiz 11/10/12 03:31

using squash and pumpkins in recipes is so perfect for Fall. i only have a few go-to recipes for squash...it's nice to see you sharing this recipe. it looks so easy to make and so vibrant!

Asmita 11/10/12 03:50

This is the perfect dish for fall! Love it!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 11/10/12 04:28

This looks so pretty Angie... I'm crazy about cherries and cranberries in salads - they add a wonderful sweet/tart combination that's unmistakable.

Terra 12/10/12 04:10

I love finding fun unique dishes like this. I get bored easily, and love finding fun healthy dishes. Your recipe looks lovely, and the flavors are wonderful! Hugs, Terra

Elisabeth 12/10/12 05:21

Angie,I totally missed this post. So glad that I see this healthy, colorful, and delicious salad. I love bulgur wheat, and I happen to have a big bag of it, thinking that I would make Tabbouleh with it, but changing my mind now, and will make it with your recipe...thanks for sharing:)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 12/10/12 06:34

LOVE the use of bulghur in this recipe. So autumny!

Maria Teresa Aleman 13/10/12 00:54

Uhmmm, it looks great!!!

EA-The Spicy RD 13/10/12 18:06

Wish I could eat bulger wheat because I love the texture of it, but this looks like a perfect recipe to go with quinoa or millet too! Love all the spices and flavors in here!

Priscilla - ShesCookin 15/10/12 04:27

Lovely flavor and color combination. I love the addition of dried fruit in fall savory dishes and bulgur makes for a hearty satisfying vegetarian dish!

Chaya 17/10/12 18:32

Another wonderful combination that fills one up.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 18/10/12 07:54

A healthy dish that I like & with butter squash which I don't use that often! More importantly great for my diet! :p LOL


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