Bulgur With Figs And Nutty Arugula Pesto

If you’re in a rush but wish to enjoy a tasty and nutritious dish, this bulgur with figs and nutty arugula pesto might be just perfect for you! We bet you’ve never tried it, because we just came up with this one.

Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
15 minutes
Main dish
Vegan, Middle-Eastern
  • Ingredients
    • 1 handful of arugula
    • 10-15 walnuts
    • 1 clove of garlic
    • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 200 g bulgur
    • 6 figs
    • 2 Tbsp agave syrup
    • 3 Tbsp water
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • Salt to taste
  • Plating suggestions
    • Add a layer of nutty arugula pesto, cover it with the bulgur, top everything with some roasted figs and sprinkle some crushed walnuts on top for a crunchy finish
  • Cooking instructions. Step by step
  • To prepare the walnuts, pesto and bulgur:

    • Roast the walnuts
    • For the pesto, mix the roasted walnuts, arugula, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, olive oil and 2 Tbsp of water in a food processor until you get a creamy paste
    • The bulgur: Boil 1 cup of bulgur with 2 cups of water. Add some salt

    To prepare the figs:

    • cut each one in half
    • spray a pan with olive oil and place them face down in the pan
    • roast them on both sides, them pour the agave syrup on top
    • let them cook for 2-3 more minutes and they are ready


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