Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{Shopska Salad}

Shopska Salad -- one of my absolute favorite things to eat.

I had my first one at Charlie's, a little cafe at the entrance of Hayden Library on ASU's
campus. I've been hooked ever since. It's insanely simple to make, taking all of five
minutes to throw together. It's also full of flavor, juicy, delicious, and healthy.

Chop up tomatoes and cucumbers in big chunks. Then, dice a tiny bit of yellow bell pepper
or sweet onion -- enough to lend a little flavor. Add salt and pepper. Toss. Plate it. Top
with finely shredded feta.

The moisture in the vegetables makes the feta melt in your mouth. And because the feta
is so fine, the flavor becomes really mild. Serve with crusty bread like this store bought
rosemary loaf. I make it for dinner, but it could also work as lunch or the salad portion of
a multi-course meal.



Shelle said...

it's actually very much like a greek salad w/o lettuce...yum, i think that's what i'm going to eat tonight.

Sue Thomas said...

This looks so good!!! Talk about the perfect thing to go with Greg's homemade bread!!! We'll be making this, Sam! Thank you!!!

elizabeth said...

I made something similar yesterday, but I put it over Kashi 7 Grain Pilaf. It was so good.

I think the Kashi stuff is something you would like. I found it near the Kashi cereal in my grocery store. The next thing I'm going to use it for will be breakfast -- I saw a recipe using it like you would use oatmeal. I can't wait to try it because the stuff is seriously good. You can make a bunch of it and cool it and then add whatever you want as you go.