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Kısır Bulgur Wheat Salad
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Kısır - Turkish Bulgur Wheat Salad Recipe

A light bulgur wheat salad perfect for summer and packed with zingy flavour
Course Meze, Salad
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 430kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 1 coffee mug fine bulgur wheat
  • 2 tomatoes deseeded & cut into small chunks
  • 1 bunch of spring onions trimmed, cleaned & chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cucumber centre removed & finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum pepper deseeded & chopped into small pieces
  • ½ bunch flat leaf parsley stems removed & finely chopped
  • 2 dessert spoons tomato paste or red pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • ½ fresh lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Pour the bulgur wheat into a bowl (the bulgur will expand so make sure the raw bulgur only fills round half of the bowl).
  • Meanwhile, boil some water and dissolve the salça (tomato paste) in 2 cupfuls of boiling water.
  • Pour over the bulgur wheat and cover tightly with a clean tea towel or cloth for 10 minutes or so until the bulgur wheat goes soft throughout.
  • Take a large serving bowl and add the spring onion, chopped red pepper and cucumber.
  • Check the bulgur wheat is soft, fork through it to fluff it up and add to the salads in the bowl.
  • Now add the parsley.
  • Add salt, mint and chilli flakes (chilli flakes are optional).
  • Mix it all together.
  • Now add the lemon juice, pomegranate molasses (nar ekşisi) and olive oil and mix again.
  • Just before serving, mix in the tomato chunks.


  • Please note that calories per serving are approximate