Ota, marinated raw fish is the national dish of polynesian countries include Tokelau. Although the important ingredients are raw fish, lemon juice and coconut cream/milk, this Tokelauan version also contained cucumber and onion but didn’t contain lemon juice. I didn’t find lemon tree there.
Bulgarians love yogurt, and Таратор (tarator) is the traditional Bulgarian cold cucumber soup made with yogurt, dill, and garlic creating a refreshing soup for warm summer days.
Shopska salad is spelled as “Шопска салата” in Macedonian. The most notable ingredient in this salad is plenty of white cheese. This recipe is very simple, authentic, and resemble to Bulgarian salad. Main ingredients are tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onion and white cheese (feta).
While Tzatziki is the best known in Greece, Cypriot also love the food. Tzatziki is a creamy yogurt dip that’s flavored with cucumber and garlic. Herbs such as dill, mint or parley may also be added.
Donar (means “rotating (grilled meat)”) is popular take-away item in Azerbaijan, which is equevalent to döner kebap in Turkey. It is called nomadic dish originating from the Turkish, also known as Gyros in Greece or Shawarma in Arabic countries. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, it can be served as a bread sandwich with vegetables such as cucumber, tomato, onion, etc.