Grilled Vegetables with Chick Pea Pilaf

Grilled vegetables provide a simple addition to this hearty Chick Pea and bulgur pilaf that's ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Pilaf

1
cup uncooked bulgur
2
cups water
1
extra-large vegetarian vegetable bouillon cube
1/4
teaspoon cumin
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
(15-oz.) can Chick Peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed

Vegetables

4
medium carrots, halved lengthwise
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
2
medium yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
1
yellow bell pepper, quartered lengthwise
1
large onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4
Italian plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine all pilaf ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until bulgur is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat grill. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in large skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add carrots; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; blot dry with paper towels.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Brush mixture on zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes.
  • 4 When ready to grill, place vegetables in grill basket or directly on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally and removing vegetables from grill when tender and slightly browned. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  • 5 Place pilaf in center of large platter. Arrange grilled vegetables around pilaf.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    930mg
    930%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    68g
    68%
    (Dietary Fiber
    19g
    19%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    430%;
    Vitamin C
    100%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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