Ajvar

Ajvar is a delicious roasted bell pepper and eggplant spread that we discovered with delight on our trip in Southeast Europe. Grocery stores have countless varieties. The best Ajvar we ate in a family in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is sweet, sour, salty, and can be made spicy.

Ingredients (4 people)

  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • ½ eggplant (optional)
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP herb vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 TL date caramel or coconut blossom sugar
  • 3-5 whole chillis
  • 1 TSP salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bake the red peppers and eggplant at 200°C circulating air (392°F) for 25 mins.
  2. Blend all ingredients (except the water from the bell peppers) in a food processor until you have the desired consistency.
  3. Stored in the fridge in an airtight container, Ajvar will last for several weeks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s