Kisir (Cold Bulgur Salad)


  • 1 cup bulgur,* finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice (or 2 tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • Salad greens or boiled grape leaves
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • Tomato slices


Put the bulgur in a bowl and stir in the water, a few spoonfuls at a time. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes at room temperature. Add onion to bulgur and combine thoroughly. Then stir in the other ingredients, seasoning to taste. Line a serving dish with salad greens or boiled vine leaves and top with the bulgur mixture. Garnish with sliced tomatoes or pickles. Serve at room temperature.

* Be sure to use bulgur, not cracked wheat.

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