Shopska Salad (Bulgarian Roast Pepper And Tomato Salad) Recipe

To make shopska salad, which is also written as shopska salata, you only need a few everyday kitchen things. It's a simple but lovely side dish from Bulgaria.

Ingredient

– 1 large red or orange bell pepper, roasted, skin removed, and coarsely chopped – 5 to 6 campari tomatoes (or 3 Roma tomatoes), quartered – ½ English cucumber, sliced into ¼-inch half moon – ¼ cup finely chopped Italian parsley – 2 shallots or 1 small red onion, chopped – Kosher salt – 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar – Extra virgin olive oil – ½ cup feta cheese, grated or crumbled – ¼ cup pitted kalamata olive

Direction

On a gas range, roast the pepper directly over medium-high flames, rotating with tongs every few minutes until softened and charred on both sides (approximately 15 minutes). 

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Or bake on a sheet pan at 450°F for 15 minutes until browned on both sides. Place the charred pepper in a basin and wrap securely in plastic.  

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Allow 10 minutes while working elsewhere. Peel the charred skin and finely cut the pepper into bite-sized pieces once it cools. 

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In a medium salad bowl, combine pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and shallot. A generous pinch of kosher salt.  

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Add vinegar and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix. Serve the salad on a plate. Olives with feta cheese on top. Serve. 

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