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Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

TOMATO RED PEPPER BULGUR SOUP

We just returned from sunny Florida two days ago and came home to snow and now rain. Spring has definitely arrived in Ohio. I have never been more ready for warm weather. In the meantime I am trying to combat the cold weather with light but hearty soups that will keep me warm and cozy.

Today’s Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a recipe that my mom recently made from a cookbook that we both have called America’s Test Kitchen: The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook. If you like Mediterranean recipes or are trying to following the Mediterranean diet I highly recommend this cookbook.

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

I had been eyeing up this recipe for some time but when she said she made it and loved it I knew I had to make it and share a version with you guys. This Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup has so many warm, rich flavors in it, which is right up my alley. If you have ever tried my Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup or my Red Lentil Coconut Soup and liked those soups, today’s soup is worth trying too.

One of the things I love about this soup is that it is vegan and vegetarian which makes it a great meal on those nights I am trying to go meatless. My family tries to do at least two meals a week without meat and then we incorporate seafood in with chicken, beef and pork. This soup is hearty enough that you won’t even miss the meat. If you want to bulk the soup up you can add chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken for a non-vegetarian soup.

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

For those that don’t often use bulgur it is the grain use in Tabbouleh, which is a salad I grew up eating. You could also switch the grain up and try couscous, farro, brown rice or whatever grain you fancy. I like bulgur because its a small grain and adds a good texture to the soup.

Bulgur also has health benefits which is a win-win. Bulgur wheat is low in fat, high in minerals {like iron and magnesium} and its a great source of plant based protein. It is also a great dietary fiber which is necessary for digestive and heart health.

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

If you are like me and need something to warm you up in the spring time this is the soup for you. I promise once you make this Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup once you will be adding it to your rotation. Just make sure you garnish it with a generous handful of mint, parsley and creamy feta cheese.

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup

Yield: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

 Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, seeds removed, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper {optional for spice}
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional for spice}
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 - 28 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup bulgur {I use the fine grain but any is fine}

Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and a good dash of salt and pepper. Sauté until the onion and bell pepper are soft, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, dried mint, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper and continue to sauté for another minute. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds. 

Add the fire roasted tomatoes, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the broth, water and bulgur and bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, or until the bulgur is tender. 

Taste and adjust seasoning including salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh mint, parsley and feta cheese. 

Notes

You can change up the vegetables in this. I like adding carrots and sautéing them with the bell peppers or even zucchini. 

Add a handful of your favorite greens to this soup at the end of cooking. Try spinach or arugula. 

You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken.

Feel free to switch up the grain you use in your soup: try couscous, brown rice, farro or whatever you fancy.

Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen: The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

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Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup is a vegan soup that boasts smoky and sweet flavors. This soup is hearty, healthy and will make your taste buds happy. You can easily bulk this soup up with chickpeas, white beans or grilled chicken. 

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