Make this Healthy Shopska Salad Recipe aka Shopska Salata – Filled with fresh vegetables that are good for you whether you serve it with breakfast, lunch, dinner, or enjoy as an easy healthy snack.
Shopska salad is great on it’s own or as a topping. We could eat it by the spoonful, so delicious and fresh!
We love making traditional Israeli Salad, but sometimes we love a little bit of cheese and different flavors, so that’s where the Shopska Salad Recipe comes in. It’s very similar in flavor and ingredients to the pepper salad. We love adding extra cheese to each portion of our Shopska Salad. You may even hear some call this recipe Shopska Salata or Bulgarian Salad.
What is it? It’s a cold salad that is commonly served with many Macedonian and Bulgarian dishes. We could eat this as a dish itself. 🙂
Our mini chef loves fresh vegetables that are crunchy. We have always had our daughter very involved in the kitchen, always hands on. She was munching on the veggies the entire time we were chopping them up to prepare for this recipe. Her favorite is red pepper. When I was pregnant with her, that was my BIGGEST craving. I could easily eat 2 peppers every day while pregnant; I had to have them! Peppers and watermelon were my main cravings.
This recipe is super simple, and it’s a great healthy recipe for the entire family to enjoy. You can add more or less of any ingredient if you’d like. We like to serve it with our beef kofta kebabs.
How to make Shopska Salad – Shopska Solata
This is such a simple recipe that you can easily make. Make this a kid friendly recipe by involving your child and letting them chop some of the ingredients and then most importantly, mixing them all together. We tried making it in a blender once and while it was good, it was not the texture we prefer for our shopska salad.
The recipe itself is so simple, just measuring a few ingredients and most importantly, cutting up some veggies!
We suggest chopping all of the veggies up as small as you can. Since we leave the skin on all of the vegetables we suggest using organic, we always suggest using organic whenever possible. Also clean them really well. Our daughter loves using a vegetable scrubber to scrub all the yuckies off her fruits and vegetables.
We allow our mini chef to taste and sample all of the ingredients. This allows her to see what each ingredient tastes and smells like. She can see that putting ingredients together creates a recipe that takes on a whole never flavor and smell, both equally divine.
When we make our shopska salad recipe she will typically just eat it plain with a spoon or in a warm homemade pita pocket.
Once it’s done you can top with some crumbled feta cheese and dig right in.
SHOPSKA SALAD – Shopska Salata
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- 1 large tomato chopped
- 1 large cucumber chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 teaspoons parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese chopped
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all of your chopped vegetables, parsley, and feta cheese in a large bowl.
- Pour the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper on top.
- Mix the ingredients well until thoroughly combined.
- Top with some extra feta and enjoy.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
We made this with the kofta recipe and it was a major hit in our house. I used some leftover shopska salad for topping my salads too!
This looks like such a refreshing salad! I’d love to try it wrapped up with some souvlaki chicken & tzatziki – it’s a perfect filler!
Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
This salad looks so vibrant Courtney! And I love seeing your little helper in the kitchen – it’s great starting them young, isn’t it?! x
Is it white vinegar or ACV vinegar?
We use red wine vinegar usually, but you could use white as well if you have it. 🙂