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Bulgur Recipes

Add Variety to Your Low Cholesterol Diet With Bulgur


Updated July 22, 2011

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Bulgur is a low-calorie, high-fiber, high-protein whole grain that is a useful addition to your low-cholesterol diet plan. Bulgur works well in pilafs and salads, and as a replacement for ground beef in vegetarian dishes. Below are several bulgur recipes to try.

Starters and Sides

Stuffed Pepper With Bulgur and Pesto is a tasty, colorful addition to any meal.


Bulgur Wheat Pilaf features peppers, onions, mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Go for all-out flavor with this slow-cooked Crockpot Bulgur Pilaf. Tip: Use reduced-sodium chicken broth instead of standard chicken broth, and plant sterol spread such as Benecol in place of butter, to make this recipe even more heart-healthy.

This spicy Vegetarian Mexican Bulgur Pilaf features beans, Tabasco, cumin, and cilantro.

This Citrus Bulgur Salad includes a variety of tasty ingredients, such as raisins and carrots.

Bulgur with Fresh Herbs and Feta is flavored with mint and parsley. (Use reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles to make this recipe even more heart-healthy).

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