SRC: Tara’s Multicultural Table’s Shopska Salata (Bulgarian Salad)

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of January! That means it’s Secret Recipe Club time!

For this month’s SRC, I was paired with Tara of Tara’s Multicultural Table! Tara’s blog is amazing – like it implies, there is tons of food from all over the world. After looking through her delicious Recipe Index, I realized that my exposure to cuisine worldwide has been severely limited! She has recipes from most countries around the world and everything looks scrumptious!

It was a hard choice, but I chose to make her “Shopska Salata” or Bulgarian Salad. It’s kind of like a Greek Salad, but better as there aren’t any olives or harsh huge chunks of onions and the roasted peppers add sweetness and additional depth of flavour. The red wine vinegar adds a fruity undertone, which really complements the salty goat feta. 

Roasting the peppers does add additional time and effort to the recipe, but it’s totally worth it.

Shopska Salata

2 Peppers

1 Cucumber (peel and remove seeds if desired)

3 Large Tomatoes

3 large or 6 small green onions

1/4 – 1/2 c. Fresh Parsley, stems discarded

3.5 oz. Goat feta, grated (to be traditional, use Sirene cheese)

Olive oil to taste

Red wine vinegar, to taste

Salt, to taste

Pepper,to taste (optional)

  1. Heat oven to 400F. Wash peppers, remove stems and seeds and cut in half. Rub with a small amount of olive oil and place face down on a lined cookie sheet. 
  2. Bake for 25 minutes, then flip over. Cook for another 5-10 minutes or until peppers are soft, browning and skin looks like it’s separating. Let cool. Once cool, remove skin and chop into bit sized pieces.
  3. While peppers are cooking, dice tomatoes and place in a strainer. Sprinkle with salt and let them drain until peppers are ready, tossing occasionally to help liquid drain off. 
  4. Chop up the cucumber and finely dice the green onion and parsley and place in a large bowl. Add the peppers and tomatoes. Toss to combine. 
  5. Top with cheese and drizzle with oil and vinegar. Salt as desired.
  6. Enjoy!

What’s your favourite type of salad?

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11 responses to “SRC: Tara’s Multicultural Table’s Shopska Salata (Bulgarian Salad)

  1. This salad sounds delicious and so refreshing and light! Isn’t Tara’s blog amazing? There are so many fabulous choices!

  2. Oh I need to be eating more salads nowadays. This sounds fabulous! Happy Reveal Day!

  3. Lucky you getting Tara’s blog. This looks like an amazing salad. Great choice for this month’s SRC.

  4. Happy Reveal Day! This looks so colorful and tasty~

  5. What a colorful fun salad. It would be a great side dish to many things too.

  6. Such a beautiful, colorful salad. Looks so freshy and tasty!

  7. This looks so fresh and colourful. I love a good salad!

  8. karen278

    What a GREAT pick for SRC this month and so colourful too! Karen

  9. Oh, I love a fresh, crisp, bright salad like this one, especially if there are no raw white/purple onions in it (raw onions are one of the few foods that I can’t stand, and it can really turn me off a salad). This salad is pure perfection – great choice this month!

  10. So glad you enjoyed the salad!! And thanks so much for the kind words 🙂

  11. Pingback: Chorizo and Sweet Potato Salad - Tara's Multicultural Table

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