Balkan Freshness: Shopska Salad Recipe

Dish recipes: Shopska Salad
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Embark on a journey to the heart of the Balkans with our Shopska Salad recipe. This vibrant and refreshing salad is a culinary icon, showcasing the bold flavors of the region's fresh produce. Join us in creating a delightful dish that captures the essence of Balkan cuisine.


4 Tomatoes, diced

2 Cucumbers, diced

1 Red Onion, finely chopped

1 Green Pepper, diced

200g Feta Cheese, crumbled

Kalamata Olives, pitted

Fresh Parsley, chopped

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for dressing

Red Wine Vinegar for dressing

Salt and Pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and green pepper. Toss in crumbled feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar over the salad for dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss all the ingredients until well combined. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to enhance flavors. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


Serve Shopska Salad as a refreshing side dish or a light and satisfying main course. Pair it with crusty bread for a complete Balkan dining experience.

Shopska Salad epitomizes the simplicity and freshness of Balkan cuisine. This colorful medley of vegetables and cheese is a delightful expression of the region's culinary vibrancy.