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Adjika is a popular European side dish from the Georgian cuisine that can be compared to a tomato pepper salsa, cooked with carrots, apples and garlic to make a savory, slightly sweet and spicy condiment or sauce.


  • 2 1/2 lbs tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 12 hot peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic head, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 1/3 cup oil (sunflower, olive, grape seed, avocado etc.)


  1. Coarsely chop the tomatoes, peppers, carrots, and apples.
  2. Grind in a meat grinder or use your food processor until it has a salsa-like consistency.
  3. Place in a big stockpot or heavy-bottomed Dutch oven and cook, simmering and covered for an hour.
  4. Add the vinegar, salt, sugar, and garlic. Cook for another 15 – 20 minutes.
  5. Distribute the adzhika into clear jars and close with lids.
  6. Sterilize the jars if you want to store them at room temperature for months, or refrigerate.

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