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Quick and Easy Armenian Burghul

Also known as ‘itch’, this healthy bulghur salad is a constant feature on every armenian’s family table.


  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of mild pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 4 to 5 medium sized ripe tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 cup of fine bulghur
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup of parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: pomegranate syrup


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pot, add the onions and cook till translucent.
  • Add the mild pepper paste and the ground cumin. Stir until the paste melts.
  • Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce cook for 20mns on medium heat until the tomatoes are cooked through.
  • Turn off the heat and add the burghul. Mix thoroughly and cover so the burghul absorbs all the juices. Once lukewarm, add the lemon juice, parsley, and spring onions.

I also love to add pomegranate syrup for a richer taste.  Enjoy it at room temperature or straight from your fridge with some pickles and potato fries.

Buon appetito!

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