Accidentally Vegan: Ajvar!

Accidentally Vegan: 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.

 

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