Ajvar ([ǎj.ʋaːr], Serbian Cyrillic: ajвар; Bulgarian: aйвар; Macedonian: aјвар) is a type of relish, made principally from red bell peppers. It may also contain garlic, eggplant and chili peppers. Ajvar originates in 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.
It may not be the most popular type of food in the United States today, but caviar has been a major delicacy throughout the world. Officially defined as the salted roe of specific sturgeon species, the term has come to apply for roes of.