Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf With Green and Yellow Squash

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

This is typical of lenten dishes from Lebanon. Rich in fiber and nutrients, it makes for a wonderful one dish meal or a substantial side dish. The original comes from a 1997 issue of Eating Well magazine but has been modified to suit my tastes. If you replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth, this is a vegan dish as well.

Top Review by Dominick and Amanda

This was really delicious! So healthy, so easy, sooooo good!!! Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe. We were a little worried because it sounded so plain, but the flavors were absolutely divine! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the broth, lentils, onion bay leaf, salt allspice and pepper and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Add bulgur and simmer and cook an adidtional 25 minutes until the lentils and bulgur are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and squash and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and lemon zest and cook an additional 3 minutes until the squash are tender.
  5. Stir in parsley and cilantro. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Mix the squah into the bulgur and lentil pilaf.
  7. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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