How to cook Shopska Salad?
Shopska salad is an ideal, light and refreshing dish for hot summer days. It is a healthy dish according to the Bulgarian tradition. The composition is simple: sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, fried or raw sweet peppers and Bulgarian cheese “Sirene”. We replaced cheese “Sirene” with “Feta”.
The salad was originally created in the 1950s, when the best Bulgarian chefs were asked to create dishes that would attract tourists to the country. Vegetables are usually salted, sprinkled with sunflower or olive oil and sprinkled with grated Bulgarian Sirene cheese on top.
The word “shopskaya” in the name refers to the humble people of Shopi from the region of Shopluk, where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia meet.
Recipe type: Salads
Recipe type: Bulgarian