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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. 

Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 140kcal
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


  • 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.
  • Once the bulgur is cooked and cooled, fluff it using a fork.
  • To the bulgur, add tomato paste, pepper paste and pomegranate molasses. Stir well so all bulgur grains are combined.
  • Add in chopped green onion, parsley and mint to the bulgur. Mix well.
  • Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.



  • You can use tomato paste instead of sweet pepper paste. Find sweet pepper paste at Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or Turkish shops. 
  • Make sure the bulgur you're using for this recipe is fine and not coarse. 
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 6 days. 


Calories: 140kcal