Roasted chilli, red pepper & aubergine relish


This roasted chilli, red pepper & aubergine relish, also referred to as Ajvar, is a real labour of love. The preparation is somewhat difficult, as it involves a great amount of manual labour, especially related to peeling the roasted vegetables. This relish is made by roasting or burning the vegetable skin which gives this sweet and tangy relish a pleasing smokiness. Ajvar originates in the Serbian cuisine, and was therefore long known as “Serbian salad” or “Serbian vegetable caviar”. It became a popular side dish throughout Yugoslavia after World War II and is nowadays popular in the Balkans.

Depending on the capsaicin content in bell peppers and the amount of added chilli peppers, it can be sweet (traditional), piquant (the most common), or very hot. This relish recipe is on the hot side, beware. The Ajvar can be consumed as a bread spread or as a side dish.

250ml bottle


The Roasted chilli, red pepper & aubergine relish is made at Wickedfood Earth Farm, where we bottle all excess fruit and vegetables at the peak of their ripeness. All our fruit and vegetables are grown along organic lines free of insecticides, fertilizers, or any other poisons. We hand-make a wide range of preserves, jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces, and bottled fruit.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 10 cm

Original, Hot

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This relish is next level, I'd give it 6 out of 5 if possible. It not hot but the taste is sublime, simply the best relish I have had in many years!

Review of roasted chilli, red pepper and aubergine relish

This relish is delicious and a great accompaniment to bland foods. It was rated as mild, however I found it to rather hot for my palate, and so am using it only in small quantities.


Roasted chilli, red pepper & aubergine relish