Yield: Serves 6
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You can make the salad up to 2 hours ahead and keep it at room temperature. In summer, replace the tomato paste with 2 finely chopped tomatoes.
Resources: Here are some places to find bulgur in a range of sizes, pomegranate molasses, coarsely ground medium-hot red pepper such as Maras or Aleppo, Turkish hot red pepper paste, red lentils and freekeh (frik):
Parkside Farmers’ Market
555 Taraval Street (at 16th Avenue)
San Francisco, CA
Indus Food Center
1920 San Pablo Avenue (at University)
307 Third Street (at Union)
San Rafael, CA
Andrea Reusing is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes. In this installment of The Key 3, she shares with Lynne Rossetto Kasper the techniques behind three of her favorite recipes: Turnip Soup, Overnight Braised Short Ribs and Tomato Salad.