1/4 cup pomegranate molasses*
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 cups small grain bulgur (about 10 ounces)**
2 cups warm water
3 red jalapeño chiles, thinly sliced into rounds
1 cup canned black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained (from 15 1/2-ounce can)
1 cup chopped fresh basil (preferably purple basil)
3 large green onions, chopped
2 cups chopped seeded diced plum tomatoes (about 3/4 pound)
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped
*A thick pomegranate syrup; available at some supermarkets and Middle Eastern markets, and from Adriana's Caravan (adrianascaravan.com).
**Also called cracked wheat; available at supermarkets and natural foods stores.