Letna Mandza (Summer Vegetable Meal)

More about Summer Meal


This starter, characteristic for the region of Strumica, is often prepared during the summer period, which is the season of peppers and tomatoes. It can be served hot or cold, combined with cheese and home-made bread.

            Needed ingredients:

  • 500 g of tomatoes (“frenki”)
  • 500 g of peppers (“chushki”)
  • 20 ml of oil
  • parsley
  • salt

Preparation method:

The peppers and tomatoes are chopped into small pieces. First, the peppers are fried in a cooking pan with a pre-heated oil. Once the peppers are fried, the finely chopped tomatoes are added. The tomato juice released by the tomatoes is fried until the juice is smooth and thickened. Just before it is done, salt and the finely chopped parsley are added.