AJVAR (EYE:VAR) Flavorful, creamy, and slightly smoky vegetable spread made from roasted sweet red peppers (sometimes with eggplant and garlic) and spices. Mild or hot. Indispensable for any Balkan feast! This versatile, all-natural, healthy “Balkan hummus” goes perfectly with fresh country-style bread, crackers, baked vegetables, grilled meats, and hot dogs. It can also be served as a vegetable relish or dip. A small jar of homemade ajvar is considered a much-appreciated gift in the Balkans! A perfect relish for vegetarians and vegans.