Bulgur Salad a Traditional Turkish Kisir Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients for Turkish Kisir
1 cup of fıne bulgur
1 cup of hot water
1/2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tbsp pepper paste ( hot or sweet)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 small onion
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 cucumber
2 green peppers
bunch of spring onions
2 tbsp pomegranate syrup
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp mint flakes
1 tsp cumin
lettuce leaves (optional)

Preparation

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Recipe for Turkish Kisir
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Take a large bowl and mix your hot water, tomato paste and pepper paste together. Now add in your bulgur and 1 tsp of salt. Stir your water mix, bulgur and salt together once (you don’t want to stir to much) and then cover the mix with a kitchen towel and leave to soak up the water for about 10 minutes.
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Cut your onion into wafer thin half moon shapes, sprinkle some salt over the sliced onion and then rinse and remove any excess water.
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Remove the cover from your bulgur and fluff it up with a fork. Then add in your pepper flakes, ground cumin, mint, oil and pomegranate molasses (if you don’t have it leave it out), lemon juice and your sliced onions.
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Finely chop the peppers, spring onions, cucumber and parsley and mix through the bulgur.
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Traditionally Turkish Kisir is eaten with lettuce leaves, you can serve it on a lettuce leaf or leave at the side and then wrap some Kisir inside the lettuce leaves and eat. You can also serve some tomatoes alongside.
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Turkish Kisir is also nice served with a refreshing glass of Ayran.
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About

Traditional Turkish Kisir is a bulgur salad served during ladies days where they served food and tea. This traditional Turkish Kisir is perfect for lunch or a light meal.

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