Lentils and Bulgur Wheat with Caramelized Onions



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large onions (thinly sliced)
  • 210g dried lentils (rinsed and sorted)
  • 950ml water
  • 200g bulgur wheat
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley (minced)
  • Plant Based Plain yogurt (optional, to serve)


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat and add the onion slices.
  • Cook for 45 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown and caramelized.
  • If they begin to burn, reduce heat to medium or even medium-low. Keep them moving!
  • Remove onions from pan and set aside.
  • Add lentils and water to the same pan and boil for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • Stir in bulgur, salt and pepper then bring to a simmer.
  • Place a lid on the pan then reduce heat to low.
  • Cook for 15 additional minutes then fluff with a fork.
  • Spread pilaf on a platter and top with caramelized onions and cho