Salo – is a national Ukrainian appetizer. When foreigners visit Ukraine, they first of all want to taste salo because Ukrainians know how to cook delicious and piquant salo.


  • 500 g of salo
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt – to taste
  • black ground pepper – to taste


The most simple recipe is eating salo without any preparation. You simply cut it into thin slices and eat with garlic or spring onion and bread.

But you can also cook salo with a piquant flavour. Take salo and divide it into 2 layers. Rub salo with salt and black ground pepper (if you do not like too spicy food then do not use pepper, salt will be enough). Press garlic and rub salo. Then roll salo into a tube, place in a plastic bat and leave in a fridge for twenty-four hours.

Enjoy your meal!

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