|Type||Spread, salad, relish|
|Region or state||Balkans|
|Associated national cuisine||Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatia, Serbian|
|Main ingredients||Peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions, vegetable oil|
Ljutenica, lyutenitsa or lutenica (Bulgarian: лютеница, Macedonian: лутеница, Croatian: Ljutenica, Serbian: љутеница; lyuto or luto meaning "hot") is a (sometimes spicy) vegetable relish or chutney in Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian and Serbian cuisines.
Ljutenica may be slightly spicier than the other popular relish; however, these relishes are available in many regional and national variations.
In Bulgaria, lyutenitsa comes in a jar and is often used as a spread on breads. It is also frequently eaten with many meats, meatballs and kebapcheta. Most households have them all year.
- Pindjur, like ljutenica and ajvar but with eggplant (aubergine)
- Zacuscă, a similar vegetable spread in Romania
- Kyopolou, an eggplant-based relish in Bulgarian and Turkish cuisines
- Biber salçası, a Turkish spread made from red peppers alone
- Chushkopek, literally meaning "pepper baker", and appliance used to prepare peppers for their use in ljutenica
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- "LYUTENITSA (AYVAR AND PINDZHUR)". gulfood.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- Кулинарная энциклопедия. Vol. 18 (Л-М). Litres. 2017. ISBN 978-5040537150.
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- Food, Find BG. "Lyutenitsa, Kyopoolu, Spreads : Bulgarian Food Europe, Online store for Bulgarian food in Europe". Bulgarianfood.eu. Retrieved 15 December 2017.