Village Salad

Fresh and very easy to make, this village salad is perfect for summer. With just a few pantry(fridge) staple ingredients, you can prepare it in minutes.

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Village Salad

 

It has been gorgeous outside! And I’ve been enjoying every second of it. This means more effortless recipes are about to come.

This is a Bulgarian salad, and it is usually served without the lettuce there. Restaurants here in the US, serve it with chopped lettuce, which I don’t mind.

I did not plan on posting this recipe, because it is so simple, I can’t even call it a recipe.

But when I went to a Bulgarian place with some friends, one of my girlfriends suggested that I should share the recipe on my blog. The truth is – I did take pictures of it a few weeks back, but I knew I was not posting it. Then I thought, why not! I’ll just quickly share it and hope some of you like it!

 

Bulgarian-village-salad

Bulgarian Village Salad

What brings the most flavor to this salad are the fire (gas) grilled sweet long red peppers. I love making them in the summer. Of course you can use roasted red peppers from a jar, if you aren’t up to grilling/roasting peppers. Everything else are – well  known ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers (not all versions have cucumbers), onions and white beans from a can. The dressing is light – olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

Enjoy your day guys! Enough said, just another simple summer salad recipe.

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Village Salad
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
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Total time:
Serves: 2
Village Salad
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) white beans, drained
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 roasted red peppers, chopped (fire roasted peppers are perfect)
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Other:
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl place lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beans and onions.
  2. In a jar, combine oil, vinegar, salt and honey. Shake well.
  3. Pour dressing over salad.
  4. Add some freshly ground black pepper on top.
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