Montenegrin Sopska salad is pronounced "Shopska". It is very popular all through the Balkan countries. This salad is a real delight and perfect when fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are abundant. The fresher the better!
It is dressed with just a touch of some excellent extra virgin olive oil and a splash of apple vinegar. We enjoyed this salad as part of Montenegrin feast however if would make a lovely light lunch with simply some bread and a glass of wine.
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Montenegrin Sopska Salad
- 20 ripe cherry tomatoes in different colors if you can find them
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 lb farmers cheese or sirene cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon apple vinegar
- Wash all the vegetables
- Get a large bowl to put all the ingredients in.
- cut the cherry tomatoes in half or quarters depending on their size
- deseed and devein the peppers and cut into bite size pieces
- peel the cucumber if desired and cut into bite size pieces
- peel the onion and cut into bite size pieces
- mix together the olive oil and vinegar and dress the vegetables tossing together lightly
- Plate the salad and then add lots of grated or crumbled cheese over the top of each plate