Exploring new grains is a great way to get more fiber into your diet. This Middle Eastern grain has a mild, nutty flavor that pairs well with sweet potatoes.
- 1 ½ cups bulgur
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 small red onion
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- ¼ cup mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Cook the bulgur according to package directions. Scrub the sweet potatoes and dry well, then cut into ½-inch chunks. Remove stem and seeds from the bell pepper, then thinly slice. Peel and cut the red onion into thin wedges.
- On a baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and cumin, then season with salt. Spread out in even layer. On another baking sheet, toss red onion and bell pepper with 1 tbsp oil, then season with salt (in moderation). Spread out in even layer. Roast vegetables 18 min., until tender.
- Meanwhile, finely chop the mint. In a medium bowl, whisk the mint, yogurt, lemon juice, remaining 2 tbsp oil, salt, and pepper. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
- Divide the cooked bulgur among 4 bowls. Top with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and chickpeas. Drizzle with yogurt dressing and garnish with additional mint leaves, if desired.
- January 2018