Traditional recipes

polaroidŠopska salata – Shopska Salad

Shopska Salata is actually a traditional Bulgarian cold salad, which is popular throughout the Balkans, especially in Serbia.The salad was originated by the Shopi people of the Sofia region, and hence the name shopska.There are slight variations from family to family but the basic ingredients for this refreshing salad, served year-round, are the same.

Makes 6 servings


- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large cucumer, unpeeled and chopped
- 4 green or red peppers, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- Salt and black pepper
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Mix the vegetables, top them with crumbled cheese and enjoy!


Proja is a Serbian national dish of corn-bread. It used to be popular in times of widespread poverty, mostly before the 1950s and now it is commonly mistaken with projara, the fancy variant of proja (projara contains dairy products – how extravagant!).


3 cups corn flour

3 cups whole-wheat flour

3 eggs

3 cups oil

3 cups milk

½ pound cheese

1 baking powder

a pinch of salt

Mix it all together and bake in a greased pan until golden brown. Best served with Kiseli kupus or as a starter.

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