|Type||Spread, salad, relish|
|Region or state||Balkans|
|Associated national cuisine||Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian|
|Main ingredients||Peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions, vegetable oil|
Ljutenica, lyutenitsa or lutenica (Bulgarian: лютеница, Macedonian: лутеница, Serbian: љутеница; lyuto or luto meaning "hot") is a (sometimes spicy) vegetable relish or chutney in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian cuisines.
The ingredients include peppers, aubergines, carrots, garlic, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and tomatoes. It comes in many varieties: smooth; chunky; with chili peppers or eggplant; and hot or mild.
In recent years,[when?] industrial production of ljutenica and ajvar has flourished. Large-scale production of both relishes has popularized them outside the Balkans.