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CRACKED WHEAT SALAD (KISIR )


Ingredients
1 cup of fine bulgur(cracked wheat)
1/2 cup of hot water
½ tbsp tomato paste
½ tbsp pepper paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1 mid-size grated onion
1 small bowl chopped lettuce
1 small bowl chopped red cabbage
1 small bowl grated carrot
1/2 cup olive oil
1 medium tomato
1tsp dried mint
Juice of 1 lemon
Red,yellow,green pepper
Half bunch of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Directions
1-In a large bowl soak bulgur with a cup of hot water and cover with lid.
2-Wait until bulgur absorbs the water and become soft (approximately 15 minutes).
3-Add tomato paste, pepper paste, salt , mint,cumin, black pepper, red pepper, oil, lemon juice, grated onion and garlic and knead them.
4-And then add lettuce, red cabbage, carrot,tomato and parsley and mix well.

Serve cold. Also it can be served with tomatoes, cucumbers, scallion, mint leaves or pickles too.

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