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.
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!
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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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
- freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl place lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beans and onions.
In a jar, combine oil, vinegar, salt and honey. Shake well.
Pour dressing over salad.
Add some freshly ground black pepper on top.
Bean salads are delicious, and I love simple dishes like these so I’m so glad you shared the recipe! This looks so vibrant and beautiful Mira – the dressing sounds wonderful too!!
What a gorgeous salad, Mira! I love pretty colors and fresh veggies in here. You just can’t beat simplicity like this in the summer! Pinned!
Sometimes those recipes that are so simple they don’t need a recipe are the best ones. I love the colours in this.
Wow this salad sounds amazing! I’ll take it either way: over lettuce or not. Looks so colorful too!
I am loving this salad Mira! It looks so fresh and pretty. And it indeed has been GORGEOUS outside lately! I am SO not ready to say goodbye to summer. 🙂
Sometimes the best dishes are the simplest! And this salad is a GREAT example! Super fresh and super fabulous! Perfect for summer and deserves to be shared! Besides, this salad is so gorgeous and looks SO refreshing, how could you NOT share it with us?! 😉 This salad is calling my name for lunch! Cheers, girlie!
This salad is so pretty! I can never pass up on crisp, vibrant vegetables. I’m adding this to my salad rotation!!
Love vibrant veggies, too! Hope You like it Jen 🙂
I’m so glad you decided to share this recipe – it’s gorgeous, Mira! Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best 🙂 Pinned of course 🙂
I adore this even more, knowing it’s Bulgarian! I’m glad your friends convinced you to share it. And it IS a recipe, it’s not too simple! Love it. Sharing!
Mira I saw this on pinterest and immediately pinned it because it’s FANTASTIC!!!! So glad you posted it honey!!! I have a salad like that too that I literally binge eat every night for dinner with some classic Kiev style bread…and I always think…maybe I should post it?!? You have convinced me to. Love this!
Of course you should post it, I can’t wait to see it and of course try it!
This salad sounds so easy and delicious, Mira! 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe. Can’t wait to make it!
Thank you for the lovely recipe. All your recipes are lovely.
Thanks so much Liz!!!
Your nutritional information should be clearer- with dressing this salad is 403.5 calories per serving. If you include a dressing as part of the recipie…it would be less misleading if you include the calories in your nutritional info.
I think I am still gonna try this, as it looks delicious- I will add far less oil though.
Sorry, I never stated the dressing is included in the nutritional info. I usually just add some olive oil and vinegar and don’t even call it a dressing.This salad could be eaten without any dressing at all.
Made this twice and had rave reviews. My suggestion is to leave the romaine out until ready to serve. I also added fresh red peppers to the mix.
Today I added chopped cauliflower to the bean mixture to change up the left overs and was fantastic.
So simple and fresh.