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Bulgur-Tomato Salad with Herbs and Pomegranate Molasses (Eetch)

4 Servings

30 minutes

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This Armenian salad, known as eetch, is reminiscent of tabbouleh but because it’s grain-centric rather than herb-focused, it’s heartier and more substantial. Instead of soaking the bulgur in water—as is done for tabbouleh—the bulgur is hydrated in a mixture of tomato paste and water, so the grains take on a red-orange hue. If you want to make the salad more tart and tangy, mix in a splash of lemon juice. For a more substantial meal, add blanched green beans and crumbled feta cheese.




Don't use fine or medium bulgur. These varieties have different liquid-absorption rates than coarse bulgur, the type called for in this recipe. They also don't have the same hearty chew.

30 minutes



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Stan M.
March 17, 2023
Flavor Bomb!
Loved how the ingredients came together for one of the best (and easiest) things I've made from Milk Street: tomatoey, citrusy, nutty, minty, and savory. Will definitely make again.
Melissa S.
September 27, 2022
So flavorful!
This was delicious! Hot from the stove, warm and then again cold as leftovers. Highly recommend!
Mia K.
September 28, 2022
Amazing flavor and texture!
I made a recipe-and-a-half and should have doubled it! If you do, be prepared for a longer cook time but this recipe is easy and forgiving. Eetch will definitely be added to the weekday rotation!!!
Tracy I.

This is DELICIOUS! I think I will try it with eggs for breakfast tomorrow!

Vanessa K.

So delicious!! I added feta and green beans to make it more substantial. I can see this being great with arugula added. Really good grain salad!