Black Sea Summer Salat is one of the most simple and healthy salads of Black Sea Cuisine and can be described as a Baked Pepper, Tomato and Qatiq Salad. This dish is served cold for lunch or dinner mostly during hot season.

Black Sea Summer Salat consist of very healthy ingredients: red bell peppers, qatiq – strained cow milk yogurt, white brine cheese, milk cream and butter, tomatoes, garlic, fresh dill, olive oil, wine vinegar, walnuts, salt and black pepper.

Qatiq is a fermented product from sour milk. It is a more solid form of yogurt, strained in a canvas bag.

Preparation of the dish is not complicated. Cut off tails of red bell peppers and clean from inside seeds. Roast red bell peppers at the hot grill or in the oven at 220 C for about 15-20 minutes. After roasting, put vegetables in the plastic bag for a few minutes. It helps to peel off them easily. Finely chop tomatoes, garlic and fresh dill.

Take white brine cheese and grind it well. Add qatiq, white brine cheese, milk cream, salt, pepper, garlic and melted butter. Mix all ingredients. Peel off roasted peppers. Put the mix and roasted peppers into the fridge and chill down a little.

Make dressing. Take finely chopped tomatoes, dill and remaining garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar and mix all together well. Just before serving, season the salad with the dressing and mix thoroughly. Add Walnuts – roasted, coarsely chopped. Add a little extra olive oil if needed for better taste.

Black Sea Summer Salat should not be prepared in advance. Traditionally it is served cold immediately after seasoning.

You can enjoy Black Sea Summer Salat with friends and family in #BlackSeaCuisine restaurants or at home as it is very easy to prepare and it is a very healthy dish.

Black Sea Cuisine is simple, tasty and inexpensive.