Kisir (bulgur cracked wheat salad)

    1 hour 15 min

    This is a delicious recipe that works equally well eaten on its own or as a suitable accompaniment to roast chicken or lamb kebabs. The versatility is that you can use any vegetables or salad items to mix in with the bulgur cracked wheat but traditionally spring onions, red and green peppers are used. You can also dress with a little olive oil and lemon juice for an extra tangy kick.


    London, England, UK
    20 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 350g fine bulgur cracked wheat
    • 2 tbsp tomato puree
    • 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
    • 1 small bunch of spring onions
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 green pepper
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Put the bulgur in a large bowl. Add the tomato puree to the stock and heat to just below boiling point. Pour over the bulgur and mix well, at this point you should also season with a little salt and black pepper. Cover with cling film and allow to stand for approximately 1 hour.
    2. Meanwhile, finely slice the spring onions and dice the peppers. Once the bulgur has expanded in size use a fork to fluff and loosen the bulgur grains. Mix in the the vegetables and you instantly have a salad or accompaniment. Dress with olive oil and lemon juice, if you like.

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    Very nice! I used an aldi brand bulgar wheat so it did not need to soak and took a lot less time.  -  08 Nov 2017


    This is not kisir, i'd like to have seen the title 'bulgur salad' or something. Kisir definately has spring onions along sode normal onions and garlic. The seasoning (fresh pr dried) definately includes mint and dill if preferred. And in no circumstance is stock used. Very simply yet rich reciepe originally. Thank you for the post  -  09 Jan 2015