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adjika in a jar


Adjika is a fragrant dip made of tomatoes, garlic and other veggies. It’s lightly spicy and delicious on just about everything.
Course Salad, Sauce
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword adjika, adjika sauce
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 30 servings
Calories 118kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 7 large Tomatoes
  • 10 medium Carrots
  • 6 large Red Bell Peppers
  • 6 large Green Apples
  • 5 tiny Cayenne Chili Peppers
  • 200 g Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Garlic Heads


Making Adjika

  • Wash all the vegetables, except for the garlic, and slice into smaller pieces. Grind using a food processor or grinder.
    veggies in a food processor
  • Place the combined ingredients into a pot and bring it to a boil. Continue cooking it on medium for about an hour, while occasionally stirring.
    adjika veggies in a pot
  • Once it's cooked, add oil, vinegar, salt and sugar. Let Adjika cook for another 20 minutes, while occasionally stirring.
    adjika veggies with oil and seasoning
  • Remove from heat, add pressed garlic to the mixture and let it sit in a room temperature for about an hour.
    Adjika in a jar

Canning Adjika

  • Sterilize the jars by preheating an oven to 215 °F. Wash the jars and lids, and place them in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until completely dry.
  • With the help of a canning funnel place Adjika into jars.
    Adjika being poured into jars using a funnel
  • Close all lids very tightly. 
    5 jars of adjika all turned upside down
  • Store the canned adjika in a cool place for up to a year.
    An open jar of adjika with spoon in it


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4423IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg