CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups bulgur mixture and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)

This veggie-heavy bowl is loaded with crunch and color, thanks to crispy carrots and chickpeas, fresh kale, and a vibrant avocado dressing. It also delivers more than 50fi of your daily dose of fiber, key for weight loss, energy, and healthy digestion. Bulgur, also called cracked wheat, is a quick cooking whole grain. These bowls would also be excellent make-ahead lunches. Pack the avocado mixture separately, adding a little water to thin it as needed.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 cup boiling water and bulgur in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes; drain well.

Step 2

Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over high. Add chickpeas and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas are browned, about 6 minutes. Add kale; cover and cook until kale is slightly wilted and carrots are tender, about 2 minutes. Add chickpea mixture, shallots, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to bulgur; toss.

Step 3

Process avocado, olive oil, juice, 1 tablespoon water, tahini, garlic, turmeric, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth. Divide bulgur mixture among 4 bowls; drizzle evenly with avocado mixture.

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