Shopska Salad Recipe: The Best 3-Ingredient Bulgarian Salad Recipe for Summer by 30Seconds Food

Shopska Salad Recipe: The Best 3-Ingredient Bulgarian Salad Recipe for Summer

Shopska salad is a salad recipe popular in Southeastern Europe. The salad has three ingredients – tomatoes, cucumbers and sirene cheese – and the colors represent the Bulgarian flag. It is Bulgaria's most famous recipe.

This shopska salad recipe is so easy to make, and is the perfect dinner side dish or served at your next cookout, potluck or family gathering. If you want to make it a meal, add some diced salami, prosciutto or ham. Because there's only three main players, use the freshest produce you can find. If you can't find sirene cheese, use feta.

Pro Tip: Make the basic salad then set out the optional ingredients so everyone can make it how they'd like.

Cuisine: Bulgarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 1/2 ounces sirene cheese (can substitute feta)

Optional Ingredients

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the tomato and cucumber into a salad bowl. Toss. 
  2. If using the optional ingredients, add them here, to taste.
  3. Grate the cheese over the top until well covered. Serve immediately or refrigerate to chill.

Photo: Shopska salad made with cherry tomatoes.

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Donna John
Yum! Love refreshing and healthy recipes like this.
bepositive
I could go for one of these yummy salads right now. 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So simple, and that's often what makes the best recipes. This reminds me of a salad my Old World grandmother used to make!

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