Traditional Bulgarian Shopska salad

Bulgarian Shopska Salad Recipe

By January 28, 2013


In bulgarian repast, salads play special role - no matter whether at home or in a restaurant bulgarian people start their lunch or dinner with fresh and delicious salad. Whithout any doubt, the most famous Bulgarian salad is exactly the Shopska salad!

Shopska salad is the most popular Bulgarian appetizer.
This salad comes from the region of the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia, but is prepared in the whole country.
Interesting fact is that the citizens of Sofia are called "Shopi". This is the reason for the name of the Shopska salad.

Shopska Salad is extremely popular among the foreigners that visit the country.
This is because of the fresh and aromatic vegetables, as well the famous white cheese, which it's used for garnish.

Usually the Shopska salad is served as an appetizer or as side dish to grilled or roasted meats. It is prepared from fresh vegetables, and in some areas are added and roasted peppers.

Shopska salad can be prepared very easy and fast as long as you have all necessary ingredients.

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes
  • Yield : 4 servings



Cut the tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers to small cubes. Mix well with the parsley, onion, salt, vinegar and oil. Serve in individual plates and top up with the grated cheese.


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