Turkish Bulgur Salad (Kisir)2019-06-10
- Yield : 12
- Servings : 12
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 30m
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Turkish bulgur salad (kısır) is by far one of the most popular dishes in Turkish cuisine. It is easy, healthy and delicious!
Kisir is a specialty in the southeast of Turkey, from where the country’s spicier dishes hail. Bulgur salad as a meal, side dish or snack. It makes a great picnic food too!
- 2 cups of fine bulgur
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp pepper paste (preferably hot)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 bunch green onions, finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp pomegranate syrup
- 1lemon juice (you have to taste and add less or more lemon juice)
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- For Garnish: lettuce leaves, tomatoes, cucumber
Place the bulgur in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water over it. Cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes to allow the bulgur soften.
Meanwhile, In a medium size pot, place the olive oil and onion. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned light brown, about 5 minutes.
Add the salt, spices, tomato and pepper paste.
Drain the bulgur and return it to the bowl. Add the cooked onion.
Drizzle with lemon juice, and the pomegranate syrup.
Toss gently until the salad is thoroughly combined.
When it is cold, add green oninos and parsley. Toss and serve.
Kisir is served and eaten with lettuce leaves, cucumbers and tomatoes. Enjoy!