A plate of kısır decorated with green olives and cucumber pieces
Course Side dish, salad, meze
Place of origin Turkey
Main ingredients Finely ground bulgur, parsley, tomato paste
Cookbook: Kısır  Media: Kısır

Kısır (Turkish) or kisir[1] is a traditional side dish in Turkish[2] and Kurdish[3] cuisines. The main ingredients are finely ground bulgur, parsley, and tomato paste. Common additional ingredients include onion, garlic (in some regions), sour pomegranate molasses 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 cold and mostly like a side-dish or meze.

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  1. Mina Holland (6 March 2014). The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines. Canongate Books. pp. 184–. ISBN 978-0-85786-856-5.
  2. Ghillie Basan; Jonathan Basan (1995). Classic Turkish Cookery. I.B. Tauris Publishers. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-86064-011-7. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  3. Jeanne Jacob; Michael Ashkenazi (2014). The World Cookbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 726. ISBN 9781610694698. Retrieved 2018-06-23.

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