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Shopska salad or Shopi's salad (Bulgarian, Macedonian: шопска салата, shopska salata; Serbian шопска салата / šopska salata, in Czech: Šopský salát) is popular in Bulgaria, Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and the Czech Republic. It is made from tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, raw or roasted peppers (preferably roasted), and sirene (white brine cheese). The vegetables are usually diced and covered in a thick layer of grated or diced sirene. In areas where the sirene cheese is unavailable, feta cheese may be used as a substitute. Lastly, vinegar and vegetable oil may be used by the consumer to dress the salad, and in restaurants, these are provided separately. This salad is often consumed as an appetizer with rakiya. Serbian (; ) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... Species C. annuum (incl. ... http://malincho. ... Country of origin Greece Region, town N/A Source of milk Goat, sheep or cow Pasteurized Depends on variety Texture Depends on variety Aging time min. ... Vinegar is sometimes infused with spices or herbs—as here, with oregano. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with cooking oil. ... A traditional bottle of slivovitz, plum rakia Croatian Sljivovica and Slovenian Slivovka, two different names for the same drink, a plum rakia Rakia or Rakija (Bulgarian: , Croatian and Bosnian (rakija), Albanian: , Macedonian and Serbian: , Slovenian: , Romanian: ) is hard liquor similar to brandy, made by distillation of fermented fruits, popular throughout...


Shopska salad derives its name from the regional name of the Shopi from the region of Sofia. The Shopi are credited with developing the original recipe. The Shopi (шопи, scientific transliteration šopi; singular шоп, šop, with various regional names also existing) are are an ethnic subgroup of the Bulgarian people that inhabits the region of the Shopluk (Шоплук, Šopluk) in central western Bulgaria, around the towns of Botevgrad, Svoge, Elin Pelin, Kostinbrod, Slivnitsa, Dragoman, Samokov, Ihtiman, Dupnitsa, Kyustendil, Tran... This article is about the capital of Bulgaria. ...


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Bulgarian cuisine (Bulgarian: българска кухня) is representative of the cuisine of the Balkans, showing Turkish, Greek and Middle Eastern influences and to a lesser extent Italian, Mediterranean and Hungarian ones. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Serbian cuisine is influenced by Mediterranean (especially Greek, Bulgarian), Turkish and Hungarian cuisines, which makes it a heterogeneous one. ...

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  • Shopska Salad Recipe

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A salad may be served either before or after the main dish as a separate course, as a main course in itself, or as a side dish accompanying the main dish.
Salad commonly refers to a blended food item— often meat, seafood or eggs blended with mayonnaise, finely chopped vegetables and seasonings— which can be served as part of a green salad, but is often used as a sandwich filling.
The "green salad" is most often composed of a mixture of uncooked or cold, cooked vegetables, built up on a base of leaf vegetables such as one or more lettuce varieties, spinach, or arugula.
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