Turkish Bulgur Salad Recipe – (KISIR) by Betigul from Sales

KISIR is a traditional Middle Eastern side dish made from fine bulgurparsley, and tomato or pepper paste. The main ingredient, bulgur, is a cereal food generally made from parboiled durum wheat. For kısır, a finely ground bulgur, unlike the coarse bulgur used for pilav, or sometimes couscous is used. Traditionally in Turkey kisir is made with red pepper paste. And as our experience shows, Kisir goes really well with grilled meats, especially lamb.

Common additional ingredients include parsley, tomato paste, spring onion, sour pomegranate juice (in southern regions of Turkey) or lemon, lettuce leaves, cucumber, and a lot of spices. It has a reddish colour due to tomato paste admixture. It can be eaten cold and used as a salad or meze.

If you have never had Kisir before, you’ve got to give it a try. The fresh taste of the herbs and the scent of pomegranate, combined with the tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and olive oil, make this simple vegan dish delightfully rich.

Bon appetite…



RIC025 Nefis Fine Bulgur (Koftelik Bulgur) –  1 1/2 cups of cracked wheat (fine bulgur)

OIL066 Flippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1/3 cup olive oil

VEG017 Cucumbers – 1 cucumber, chopped finely

SPI406 Nefis Bucket Mint – 1 tsp dried mint

2 tbsp pepper paste

1 3/4 cups of boiling water

1/2 bunch of fresh parsley/mint, chopped finely

3 spring onions, chopped

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp salt to taste

1 tbsp pomegranate sauce (nar eksisi)


Step 1:

In a large bowl place fine bulgur and add boiling water. Stir and leave bulgur for 5-10 minutes to absorb all the water.

 Make sure that bulgur is not wet. The size of bulgur should be doubled.

Step 2:

Then add olive oil, pepper paste and salt.

Step 3:

Add this mixture to puff up bulgur and combine them using your spoon. Then add lemon juice, cumin and dried mint. Mix them all and let them cool.

Step 4:

Finally, add cucumber, spring onions, lettuce, parsley /mint and mix them all.

Step 5:

Serve with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, rocket salad or lettuce, lemon and pomegranate sauce.



11 Responses to “Turkish Bulgur Salad Recipe – (KISIR) by Betigul from Sales”
  1. yasemin says:

    it looks very delicious, i will definitely try it at home:) good luck my dearest friend. xxx yasemin

  2. Hassan Mahmood says:

    Looks like a great dish to make…will take the recipe home for my mum.
    Great job.

  3. Ralph says:

    looks lovely and easy to make! and since I know who shared this recipy with the world, I know, that it tastes fantastic!

  4. Emma says:

    This dish looks very tasty and healthy and most off all easy to make, I will try this at home for sure…. 🙂

  5. ozkan says:

    one of the healtiest entrances and snack food that easily made.presentation looks very mouth-watering
    definitely; try it out 😉

  6. Elcin Cicek says:

    it look one of the most delicious kisir I have seen. the appearence looks great.must be tried at home:)

  7. Nahid Ghahremany says:

    it looks healthy and tasty dish and easy to make. I will try it at home for sure… 😉

  8. marjan says:

    It looks very delicious and healthy, I will try it at home.

  9. Cihan says:

    Looks lovely,tasty and yummmyyyyy:)…I will try it at home asap..Good luck Beti:))xxx

  10. Serhat says:

    yum yum yummy 🙂

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