Kısır is a bulgur based salad found in Turkish cuisine.[1][2] The main ingredients are finely ground bulgur, parsley, and tomato paste. Common additional ingredients include onion, garlic (in some regions), sour pomegranate molasses, olive oil and lemon juice, cucumber, cornichons and spices. It can be served with lettuce leaves. It has a reddish color due to tomato paste admixture. It is served at room temperature as either a side-dish or meze appetizer.[3]

A plate of kısır decorated with green olives and cucumber pieces
CourseSide dish, salad, meze
Place of originTurkey
Main ingredientsFinely ground bulgur, parsley, tomato paste
Similar dishesÇiğ köfte

See also

  • List of salads
  • Eetch
  • Tabbouleh
  • Turkish cold bulgur soup
  • Mercimek köftesi


  1. Ghillie Basan; Jonathan Basan (1995). Classic Turkish Cookery. I.B. Tauris Publishers. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-86064-011-7. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  2. Jeanne Jacob; Michael Ashkenazi (2014). The World Cookbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 726. ISBN 9781610694698. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. "Kisir recipe|BBC Good Food". BBC Good Food. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
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