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A bowl full of qurotob a bread salad with vegetables and chilies on top served with non bread

Qurutob (Bread Salad)

A delicious bread salad made with qurut, a dried salty cheese ball. This ball is mixed with water and it makes a yogurt like substance that acts as a dressing.
Course Salad or Side dish
Cuisine Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 medium onion, white Sliced thinly
  • 1 piece naan bread
  • 1 large Tomato Sliced thinly
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch Coriander chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup walnuts crushed
  • 1 Tbsp oil sunflower
  • 3 fresh chili peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 grams qurut You should order this online or substitute Feta
  • 1/4 cup Hot water +/- to pour over qurut balls add enough for desired consisitency.


  • toast the naan bread until warm in oven, then tear up into pieces
  • Pour the hot water over the qurut balls until you get a yogurt like consistency
  • Put some oil in a frying pan fry 1/2 the white onion slices until caramelized.
  • In a large bowl or plate place the yogurt mixture on the bottom then add the torn pieces of bread and crushed walnuts
  • Add on top the cucumbers, tomatoes, remaining onion and coriander
  • Pour over the oil and onions
  • top with the chili peppers
  • Toss , making sure to get all the qurut mixture at the bottom and serve with extra bread


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1056mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 929IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 420mg | Iron: 1mg