Bulgarian Recipe – Shopska Salad
This Bulgarian recipe is intended to serve four persons
500 gr tomatoes
150-200 gr ripened cow or sheep cheese in slices
1/2 dl oil
1 small hot pepper
1 cucumber, salt
Peel onion and chop finely. Wash tomatoes, peel, cut into round slices, mix onion and tomatoes, pour over with oil, salt and add peeled cucumber cut into cubes. Mix all slowly, sprinkle with grates or crumbled cheese with small pepper cut into rounds.
This delicious salad is a frequent accompaniment to maize flour dishes (cornbread, green vegetables pie), to baked or cooked potatoes. French toast, tchevapchitchi (grilled cork-shaped ground meat) and the like.
(Adapted from "The Balkan Cookbook" by Radojko Mrljes, Belgrade, 1987)