Bulgur, Apricot, and Pine Nut Dressing

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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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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