Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Kisir, Turkish Salad 土儿其 沙拉

Kısır is a popular, modern and traditional Turkish salad - side dish made from fine bulgur, parsley, and tomato paste. The main ingredient --- bulgur, is a cereal food generally made from parboiled finely grounded durum wheat (don't confuse with couscous). It is also includes parsley,mint, tomato paste, onion, garlic (in some regions), sour pomegranate juice (in southern regions of Turkey) or lemon, lettuce leaves, cucumber, and spices likes black pepper, cumin, paprika powder. It has a reddish color due to tomato paste and paprika puree or paprika powder. It can be eaten cold or as a side dish. We love kisir a lots and it is easy to prepare by yourself too!

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