Rating: 4.4 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I got this recipe from a friend, it is a very popular Turkish/Middle Eastern salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bulgur in a bowl; stir in the boiling water. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Drain the bulgur and return it to the bowl. Add the cooked onion, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, green and red bell peppers, green onions, parsley, mint, and red pepper flakes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon juice, and the pomegranate molasses. Toss gently until the salad is thoroughly combined. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.

Cook's Note

You may substitute balsamic vinegar for the pomegranate molasses.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 30.4g; fat 9.8g; sodium 18.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2011
NOTE: should also go under 'Tabouli': Turkish Version. this is great and i more or less did it the same...BUT i will ONLY make this on the weekend bc mincing takes forever and makes me tired as does cleaning and picking apart parsley and mint. the reason mine is different is because i got tired and wasn't chopping up more stuff. my husband loves this salad but without the olive oil (it's great and refreshing without it) and with some extra hot pepper flakes. the ingredients i put less or more of in: 1/2 onion (more or less minced PLUS 6 green onions the latter i took from another similar recipe); 1 large tomato (one more would have been good but got tired); 1/2 red bell pepper (it's what i had on hand and was also more or less minced); about 1 cup of parsley and about one 1/4 cup of mint (more mint would have been better as in the recipe); and no pomegrante/balsamic (i did add about 1/2 tspn of salt). more mint or more of most ingredients would have been wonderful. this is a flexible keeper of a recipe that you can totally have fun with...thanks for sharing it:) Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2019
It is much more than 6 servings. I will not be able to keep it all. Perhaps half the ingredients next time. I plan to use it as breakfast and lunch entree but if the calorie content isn t enough then it may end up as a side dish. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
NOTE: should also go under 'Tabouli': Turkish Version. this is great and i more or less did it the same...BUT i will ONLY make this on the weekend bc mincing takes forever and makes me tired as does cleaning and picking apart parsley and mint. the reason mine is different is because i got tired and wasn't chopping up more stuff. my husband loves this salad but without the olive oil (it's great and refreshing without it) and with some extra hot pepper flakes. the ingredients i put less or more of in: 1/2 onion (more or less minced PLUS 6 green onions the latter i took from another similar recipe); 1 large tomato (one more would have been good but got tired); 1/2 red bell pepper (it's what i had on hand and was also more or less minced); about 1 cup of parsley and about one 1/4 cup of mint (more mint would have been better as in the recipe); and no pomegrante/balsamic (i did add about 1/2 tspn of salt). more mint or more of most ingredients would have been wonderful. this is a flexible keeper of a recipe that you can totally have fun with...thanks for sharing it:) Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
As is it is good but usually you add red pepper paste(biber salcasi)to this if you can find it. It is an excellent flavor that makes this even more delish. Thank you! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
A great recipe for Bulgur (aka Tabbouleh) Salad. We enjoyed the addition of the pomegranate molasses. I left out the green bell pepper as I did not have any on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
The pomegranate molasses really made it special. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
Great summer salad. I added Kosher salt to taste. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2014
This has become one of my favorites very light and refreshing and the family loves it. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2016
You don't want to heat the olive oil and cook the onions. I used succulent red onions. Also if you can find sumac add a tablespoon of it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2018
The way we make it is we cook grated onion with olive oil a table spoon of tomato paste and a table spoon of red pepper paste. Then add this to softened bulgur. then add green onions parsley salt red pepper flakes lemon juice and /or pomegranate molasses. We don't put tomato cucumber or red bell peppers into kisir. But I'm sure that makes it delicious:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2017
Added more veggies Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2019
It is much more than 6 servings. I will not be able to keep it all. Perhaps half the ingredients next time. I plan to use it as breakfast and lunch entree but if the calorie content isn t enough then it may end up as a side dish. Read More