Kisir – Turkish bulgur salad

A simple, yet flavorful and nutritious Turkish classic. As an equally appetizing, gluten-free alternative, use millet instead of bulgur.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 800 / Protein 13g / Carbohydr. 79g / Fat 47g

Ingredients (2 servings)

500 mlwater
1 tspcumin
1 tspcurry
0.5 tspturmeric
1 tbspsalt
0.25 tsppepper
200 gbulgur
0.5red onion
1bell pepper (red)
0.25 bunchparsley
0.25 bunchmint
0.25 bunchdill
2 stalksgreen onion
100 gcherry tomatoes
0.5 tspchili flakes
60 mlolive oil
3 tbsptomato paste


large saucepan, fine grater, citrus press, aluminum foil, large bowl, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

A fruity Spanish Muscat, with its intense floral bouquet, partners well with Kisir. It’s refreshing to the palate, helps counteract the spice of the chili flakes, and accentuates the rich array of spices.

Step 1

Kisir – Turkish bulgur salad

In a large saucepan, bring water, cumin, curry, turmeric, salt, and pepper to a boil. Remove pan from heat, add bulgur, stir to incorporate, cover with foil, and set aside for approx. 20 min. In the meantime, finely dice red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, parsley, mint, and dill. Cut green onion crosswise into thin rings and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.

large saucepan, aluminum foil, cutting board, knife

500 ml water / 1 tsp cumin / 1 tsp curry / 0.5 tsp turmeric / 1 tbsp salt / 0.25 tsp pepper / 200 g bulgur / 0.5 red onion / 1 bell pepper / 0.5 cucumber / 0.25 bunch parsley / 0.25 bunch mint / 0.25 bunch dill / 2 stalks green onion / 100 g cherry tomatoes

Step 2

Kisir – Turkish bulgur salad

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together bulgur, tomato, red onion, green onion, cucumber, parsley, mint, dill, chili flakes, olive oil, tomato paste, and lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

fine grater, citrus press, large bowl

0.5 tsp chili flakes / 60 ml olive oil / 3 tbsp tomato paste / 0.5 lemon / salt / pepper