5 from 3 votes

Turkish Bulgur Salad (Kisir) with Video

An easy bulgur salad recipe that's made with bulgur wheat, herbs and olive oil. This Turkish bulgur salad is a great addition to any table. 

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 140 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 1 1/2 cup fine bulgur
  • 2 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sweet pepper paste see notes
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Place bulgur in a large bowl and pour the boiling water on it. Stir well. Cover with a lid or a plate and let it sit for about 25 to 30 minutes until cooked.

  2. Once the bulgur is cooked and cooled, fluff it using a fork.

  3. To the bulgur, add tomato paste, pepper paste and pomegranate molasses. Stir well so all bulgur grains are combined.

  4. Add in chopped green onion, parsley and mint to the bulgur. Mix well.

  5. Season well with salt and pepper.

  6. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

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