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Accidentally Vegan: Ajvar!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Ajvar!

 

 

We owe our friends in the Balkans a big hvala (thank you) for Ajvar, a tangy, bright-orange spread that tastes amazing slathered on just about anything.

Made from red bell peppers, eggplant, and garlic, this versatile condiment is equally delicious spread on slices of baguette, as a dip for veggies and chips, or as a topping for pasta or baked potatoes.  Don’t be put off by the words “hot” or “spicy” on the label: this stuff packs about the same fiery punch as your favorite ketchup.
It’s a type of relish, not a brand, so you may find different manufacturers.  In the US, look for Ajvar at your nearest Middle-Eastern our European specialty market.  If you strike out, there’s always Amazon.  (Podravka brand ajvar is available on Amazon).  Visiting Europe? Ajvar is available at most urban supermarkets throughout Europe.

Products featured on Accidentally Vegan meet these criteria:

1) They’re not packaged as a vegan product, but they meet vegan standards

or

2) They’re labeled as vegan and taste so amazing that we want to make sure you know about them!

Did you find a great Accidentally Vegan product?  Send us a note to share your discovery and you could be featured on a future edition of  Yummy Plants Accidentally Vegan!  

 

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