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Milk Street Recipe

Bulgur Salad with Summer Vegetables and Pomegranate Molasses

30 minutes

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Bulgur Salad with Summer Vegetables and Pomegranate Molasses

This tangy-sweet bulgur-based salad, inspired by the Turkish dish called kisir, requires no cooking other than bringing water to a boil. We toss chopped onion and bell pepper with the bulgur before adding the boiling water to hydrate the grain; this eliminates the vegetables’ raw flavor and texture, yet allows them to retain just enough of their freshness and snap. Pomegranate molasses, a dark, tangy-sweet syrup with fruity, floral notes, is a common ingredient in kisir. Look for it in the international aisle of supermarkets or in Middle Eastern grocery stores.

4 to 6



Don’t use coarse or medium bulgur, as neither will soften properly. Also, don’t use concentrated tomato paste, the type often sold in a tube. Its strong flavor will overwhelm the other ingredients.

30 minutes


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