Snow White Salad:Snezhanka
Snezhenka translated means Snow White, possibly named after the whiteness of the dish, it is also called Mlechna salad (Млечна Салата )Yogurt Salad
A thick creamy yogurt with chopped cucumber or gherkins, walnuts and garlic. Although other countries have a similar dish and in particular Greece,
Bulgarians use the pickled cucumbers during the winter months giving the salad a slightly tangy bite.
It is served cold as an appetizer as a side dish or dip.
500 gm Yogurt. Bulgarian preferably
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed (or to taste)
1 tbs oil
2 Tbs Fresh dill
3 Tbs Chopped walnuts to garnish (optional)
1 Tbs vinegar or lemon juice
salt to taste
Drain the yogurt into a bowl through a cloth sieve .
If not using Bulgarian yogurt you may not have to sieve depending on thickness and use less than the 500 gm
When sieved combine the yogurt with the cucumber, garlic, dill, oil and salt and stir well. Place in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors mix.
Garnish with walnuts and serve as an appetizer, as a dip with vegetables, salad, meats or bread.
NB: The salad can be prepared with baked red peppers instead of cucumbers.