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Shopska Salad (Bulgaria’s most famous salad)

Course Salad
Cuisine Bulgaria
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 large cucumber sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes diced
  • 2 roasted marinated or fresh green peppers, sliced
  • 2 scallions or ½ Red onion sliced
  • 4 tablespoons grated Bulgarian sirene or Greek feta crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • For the Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Combine all the prepared vegetables into a salad bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing by whisking the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper together.
  • Dress the vegetables by tossing lightly with the dressing.
  • Top the salad with the cheese.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!
  • Note: This is often times served with Rakia the National drink of Bulgaria which is commonly served as an aperitif.