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Red adjika
Alternative namesAdjika
Place of originGeorgia, Abkhazia
Region or stateSamegrelo
Main ingredientsRed peppers, garlic, herbs and spices, salt, and walnut

Ajika or adjika, (Georgian: აჯიკა) (Abkhaz: аџьыка) is a Georgian and Abkhazian[1] hot spicy, but subtly flavored dip, often used to flavor food.[2] In 2018, the technology of ajika was inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia list.[3]

Common varieties of ajika resemble Italian red pesto in appearance and consistency. Though it is usually red, green ajika is also made with unripe peppers.

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  1. ^ Kopeshavidze G. G. (1989). Abkhazian cuisine. Sukhumi: Alashara. p. 77.
  2. ^ T. Burford (2008). Georgia, Bradt Travel Guide. p. 69.
  3. ^ "Ajika granted the status of an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia". Georgian Journal. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.