Shopska Salata Revisited

February 5, 2011

Author Notes: My husband likes to often have what he calls a "chunk salad", which normally consists of onion, tomato and cucumber. I turned this one into a variation of a mediterranean village salad, but omitted the feta and red wine vinegar which is traditional and substituted a Greek sheep's milk cheese called Kasseri and then used lemon juice for dressing.inpatskitchen

Serves: 6 as a side


  • 1 English cucumber,cut in 1/2 inch slices and then into half moons
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces Kasseri cheese, cut in small cubes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup xtra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all but the lemon juice and olive oil. Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil, pour over the salad and gently combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.

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