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A plate of kısır decorated with green olives and cucumber pieces
Place of origin  Turkey
Region or state Mersin, Turkey
Course served Side dish, salad, meze
Main ingredient(s) Finely ground bulgur, parsley, tomato paste

Kısır (Turkish) or kisir[1] is a traditional side dish in Turkish cuisines. The main ingredients are finely ground bulgur, parsley, and tomato paste. Common additional ingredients include onion, garlic (in some regions), sour pomegranate molasses (in southern regions of Turkey) or lemon, lettuce leaves, cucumber, and a lot of spices. It has a reddish color due to tomato paste admixture. It can be eaten cold and used as a salad 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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