05.06.2012 15.Siwan. 5772
This refreshing summertime combination of watermelon and salty cheese is popular in Bulgaria and also among the Bulgarian Jews in Israel.
Traditionally, slices of watermelon are served with chunks of Bulgarian “white” or “brined” cheese on the side. Another serving option is to crumble Bulgarian cheese over cubed watermelon and serve with a slice of bread or olives.
This is exactly the kind of dish that’s fun to play with. Many places serve it as a watermelon and cheese salad. I decided to add roasted pumpkin seeds to mine, as well as red onions in cherry vinegar, jalapenos, fresh mint and a quick drizzle of olive oil….