Apple Bulgur Pilaf with Turkey and Walnuts

Apple Bulgur Pilaf with Turkey and Walnuts

Apple bulgur pilaf - delicious, good for you and cooked in one pan! Filled with apples, turkey, walnuts and other tasty nutritious ingredients.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 346kcal
Author Jolina


  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 pc onion diced
  • 2 pcs red or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups uncooked bulgur
  • 2 pcs Honeycrisp apples peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pc Honeycrisp apple cored and diced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley


  • In a small bowl, mix all spices until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet on medium high heat, stir onions and bell peppers in oil for 4-5 minutes. Then remove from pan and set aside.
  • Place ground turkey in the same pan and brown until almost all the liquid from the meat has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Put back onions and bell pepper in pan. Add spices, garlic and tomato paste. Stir until combined.
  • Add bulgur, shredded apples and stir. Then add crushed tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the temperature and simmer for another 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and the bulgur is cooked.
  • Add diced apples, chopped walnuts and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Serve with shopped parsley.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.5mg