I love this soup! It’s like a lazy salad in a cup! It’s amazing and so good for you. You can also change/ alter the ingredients to taste and even add chillies if you want.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 4 ripe good quality tomatoes ( I use vine tomatoes)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 red peppers
- 2-3 slices stale bread like sourdough or ciabatta
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- a sprinkle of dry oregano
- a small bunch of flat leaf parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chop everything roughly as if you are making a salad, into a large bowl. Add the bread in chunks, dress with salt and pepper, oil and vinegar and mix well.
- Cover with cold water about 1-2 inches above the veg. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Blitz the soup with a blender, adjust the seasoning if needed and serve cold.
- It’s great as a starter or on its own.
- On hot days you might want to use some ice cubes with the water.
- For a lighter version don’t put the bread in.
I made this cake last night and really wanted to share it here as it is truly amazing! It’s light, sweet, fruity and most of all super easy and quick! 😉 Continue reading
This is a classic Bulgarian recipe, and one of my childhood favourites. I really hope you enjoy it! 😉 Continue reading
This is a really quick and easy bread recipe, that doesn’t require proofing or much kneading. This is not the classic recipe- I used baking powder instead of baking soda and yoghurt instead of buttermilk and the result was great. The bread is heavy, with a tasty thick crust- a great side for a warm soup or stew. Continue reading
This is a very traditional Bulgarian winter dish. Sauerkraut or pickled cabbage is very popular in Bulgaria. It’s made by soaking white cabbage in water and high content of salt. You can buy Sauerkraut in the UK in most supermarkets in the shredded form, or you can buy whole leaves from specialist international food stores. You can also make this dish with fresh shredded white cabbage, but somehow it’s not quite the same.
This dish is also very popular during the long cold Bulgarian winters and a family favourite. The meat just falls apart and the cabbage gives it a distinct winter warming flavour. I hope you enjoy it 😉
This is a super tasty, comforting, quick stew I wanted to share here. I have given the vegetarian recipe version, since the vegetables and spices are what really makes this work. However, if you fancy turning this into a chicken stew ( which is what I did) just use chicken stock instead and add some cooked chicken just before adding the dumplings. I used some leftovers from a roast chicken and it was great. I hope you enjoy it! 😉
I absolutely adore this soup. It’s a winner every time at home and a great winter warmer. The recipe is from the Jamie at Home series and can be found online on Jamie Oliver’s official website here.
I cooked this again last night and it was great. Below you will find my slightly adapted version. I just used what we’ve got at home.
This is a great super sweet and super easy Bulgarian classic, that brings me back to childhood. I must admit I borrowed the recipe from www.1001recepti.com and haven’t changed anything as it really works. The sponge is very eggy though, so I suggest if you don’t like this to just replace 2 of the eggs with 50g of butter or use a classic sponge instead. Continue reading