Bulgur, Apricot, and Pine Nut Dressing


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 cup pine nuts (3 1/2 oz)
1 large onion, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup coarse bulgur* (5 1/2 oz)
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup dried apricots (preferably California; 3 oz), finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 oz feta, coarsely crumbled (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Heat oil in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook pine nuts, stirring constantly, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Add onion to pan, then reduce heat to moderately low and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 6 minutes. Add bulgur and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in water, apricots, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, until bulgur is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in nuts, feta, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

Gourmet, November 2005


One thought on “Bulgur, Apricot, and Pine Nut Dressing

  1. This calls itself a dressing (and would be great as such), but also works as a really nice bulgur side dish whenever you need a nice whole-grain starch.

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