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Bulgur salad with chestnuts and pomegranate

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.


  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add the bulgur and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until golden.
  • Add the bouillon cube crushed with your hands, the water, and let it come to a boil.
  • Cover with a lid, remove from the heat, and set aside until the whole water is absorbed.
  • Cut the leeks into rounds.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add the leeks into the pan and sauté.
  • Add the garlic finely chopped, salt, pepper, and let them caramelize.
  • Add the pine nuts, the chestnuts crushed, and mix. If the frying pan is too dry, you can add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Deglaze the pan with the pomegranate balsamic vinegar, add the tomatoes cut into cubes, and allow 2 minutes for them to boil.
  • Add the bulgur into the pan, and mix.
  • Serve with the mint and parsley finely chopped, lemon zest, the feta cheese crushed, pomegranate seeds, olive oil, and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
21 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
16 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
13 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
18 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
20 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
17 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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