How to Make Kisir - Turkish Tabbouleh

Ratings
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
77 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Kisir is just like tabouleh but much spicier. Made with a red pepper paste, it's almost like couscous, but with a kick. Serve with pita, an appetizer, snack, or a small meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups bulghur wheat (fine or medium grade)
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper paste or tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Red pepper to taste
  • Boiling water (about 1 1/2 cups)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl, place bulgur wheat along with enough boiling water to cover. Allow to sit for about 15 minutes.
  3. Chop the veggies.
  4. Combine red pepper/tomato paste with veggies, herbs and spice. Mix well.
  5. Drain bulgur wheat from water and place on towel. Squeeze out excess water. Combine with red pepper paste and mix well.
  6. Cover and refrigerate a few hours before serving. Serve with grape leaves, romaine lettuce leaves, and fresh pita bread.