If you are a purist, you may prefer the Bulgarian Potato Salad with Basil and Mashed Potatoes with Cumin and Basil Sauce, but we think the Bulgarian Lizard is the one to try.
This dish is a staple in Bulgarian cuisine.
The dish is made with potatoes, cauliflower and onions, then marinated with garlic and olive oil, and baked in the oven to crisp up and cook the vegetables.
You can eat this soup anytime, and the ingredients are easy to prepare.
But what really sets this soup apart is the ingredients that you put in it.
It is a recipe that you can make at home and make it the next day, or store it in the fridge for a few days to use as a main dish, or for the next time you want to make it ahead of time.
This soup also makes a great accompaniment to a pasta dish.
Here are some of the most popular dishes in Bulgarian restaurants.1.
Bulgarian Lizard Soup with Basil, Almond and Cuts and Mashing PotatoesWith basil, onions, potatoes and cauliflower, this soup is loaded with a wonderful mixture of flavours.
The basil adds a savoury bite to the soup, while the onions add a sweet and nutty flavour to the noodles, and add a nice contrast to the salty and sour flavour of the potatoes.
Mashed potatoes add a crunch and crunchiness to the dish, and almonds add a rich texture and a crisp texture.
We like to add roasted garlic to the bowl to add a slight spice to the dishes, but you can use plain garlic, too.
It makes for a wonderful and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling full for hours.
Ingredients 1 kg potatoes, peeled, cored and mashed into a fine meal2.
2 tsp dried basil (or 1 tsp fresh basil), chopped, divided into small cubes3.
1 tbsp dried olive oil2 tbsp olive oil (or a pinch of cumin)1.
Place potatoes in a bowl, cover with water and let sit for 20 minutes.2.
Add a pinch each of dried basil, olive oil and salt and pepper to the potato.3.
Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 5 minutes.4.
Remove from heat.5.
Drain and place in a saucepan.
Heat to simmer.6.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and slightly cooked through.7.
Serve with a choice of mashed potatoes, noodles or pasta.8.
Garnish with a roasted garlic-roasted onion garnish.9.
If you like this recipe, you can also find it in our Best Bulgarian Recipes article.