Bulgur Sweet Potato Recipe

This Bulgur Sweet Potato recipe is a great side dish that can accompany any meal.

This bulgur sweet potato recipe is easy – like all my recipes. What's more, it tastes great and can be a satisfying side dish for any simple meal. Bulgur is so good for you too- it is a great source of vitamins and minerals and contains more fiber than rice and couscous. Some other Sweet Potato recipes that have become my family's favourites are my Sweet Potato Soup and Sweet Potato Pie.

1 cup bulgur
1 1/2 c. boiling water
2 sweet potatoes(yams)
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dried thyme OR fresh thyme leaves
2 tsp. dried basil OR 5-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup pine nuts (or slivered almonds can be used as well)

Place the bulgur in a saucepan and pour the boiling water over. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Light the stove and cook for 3 minutes longer.

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-size chunks. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the sweet potato chunks. Sauté on low heat, stirring often, until the potatoes are soft and cooked through. You can cover the pan, but you have to watch to ensure they don't burn.

Once the potatoes are cooked through, assemble your dish. Mix the sweet potato pieces in with the bulgur. Add the thyme and basil leaves and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

In a hot pan, toast the pine nuts (or almond slivers) for a few minutes but watch them very carefuly so that they don't burn. The pan must be dry and clean and toast for just a minute or two.

Serve the bulgur and sweet potato hot and sprinkle in the nuts just before serving. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top. If you serve this dish with (low fat) sour cream over the top, you can get a complete protein and the sour cream adds an additional dimension to the dish.

Custom Search

Home | Vegetarian Nutrition |Complete list of Recipes | More great recipes like this Bulgur Sweet Potato Recipe | Write to Me | About Me| Privacy Policy

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Follow us on Facebook!


Welcome to Simply-Vegetarian.com where you'll find simple, nutritious and delicious meatless recipes.

Mimi Avishai

I'm Mimi (that's me on the Nile River!) and this is my recipe collection. I love to be creative, love to cook and love to entertain. I'm also veggie which means that all of the above gets a bit more complicated – and a lot more fun!

On simply-vegetarian.com I share some of my family's favourite recipes, from soups and starters to holiday main dishes and desserts as well as some really good tips and suggestions for healthy eating!

Site Build It!
I built this site using

– SBI! guides you along and keeps you on track. SBI makes it easy to get your message out there on the web! Do you have a passion?
Start working with SBI - start living your passion! I did - and I couldn't be happier!

Click here now to read about me and my passion...