Shopska Salad

This Macedonian chopped salad is simple to make, fresh-tasting, and full of flavor!

Shopska Salad

How good does this shopska salad look? If you are anything like me, you may not have heard of a shopska salad before! This salad is a Macedonian version of a chopped salad, and is perfect for summer. It is light and fresh and healthy – the perfect combination! Oh, and it’s also delicious. 🙂 This salad is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for potlucks, or as a light side dish for dinner. I’ve made this salad multiple times already this summer and love it more each time I make it. It’s refreshingly simple and absolutely bursting with flavor. Enjoy!

Shopska Salad

Shopska Salad

Yield: Serves 3-4, as a side dish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This Macedonian chopped salad is simple to make, fresh-tasting, and full of flavor!


  • 3 to 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 long English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley



  1. Place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and peppers in a large serving bowl.
  2. Add salt, oil, and vinegar to the tomato mixture; toss and mix until well blended. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  3. Top with crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
  4. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes, or until ready to eat.


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  1. I make a variation of this all the time and never knew what to call it! Beautiful and yummy-looking pictures 🙂

  2. Julie,

    Your salad is looking great and I am sure it taste just as great. However please note that Shopska is original Bulgarian salad, not Macedonian. It’s named after a geographical area in Bulgaria, called Shopluk. The people living in this region are called shopi and this name is currently attributed to villagers around Sofia (the capital of Bulgaria). From  Bulgaria the recipe spread to the kitchens of neighboring countries such as Serbia and Macedonia, where probably the confusion came from. I am sure Macedonians make similar salad, but the name it’s Bulgarian. 

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