Lutenitsa: how and what to make spicy sweet sauce from

Tetiana KoziukFood
Lutenitsa sauce. Source: authenticfoodquest.com

Lutenitsa is a traditional Bulgarian sauce made of tomatoes and peppers. It can be eaten right away or covered for the winter. Not many spices are used in the sauce, but for a bright flavor lutenitsa is often supplemented with garlic.

Foodblogger ZoryanaIvchenko (zoryana_ivchenko) on her Instagram page shared a recipe for Bulgarian sauce lutenitsa from tomatoes and peppers.

Lutenitsa sauce recipe


  • sweet red pepper - 6 pods
  • tomatoes - 3 pcs
  • garlic - 2 cloves
  • vegetable oil - 4 tbsp.
  • sugar - 2-3 tbsp.
  • salt - 1 tsp.
  • black pepper
  • hot pepper

Method of preparation:

1. First, lay out the peppers and tomatoes on a baking tray. Bake the peppers in the oven until soft, tomatoes until the skin bursts.

Tomato and pepper sauce

2. Put the roasted vegetables in a bag, cool, then peel off the skin and seeds. Chop them. The resulting juice - do not pour out.

3. In a saucepan put the chopped vegetables, juice, add spices, salt, sugar and vegetable oil. Press garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.

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4. Transfer the hot sauce into jars, seal with lids and refrigerate. Done!

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