Serbian Dishes

7 Serbian Dishes You Have To Try

There are a huge range of Serbian dishes which you can try out and which will challenge you in the kitchen. The cooking here is wholesome, with the colder months clearly influencing the hearty nature of the meals.

We’re sharing some of the best classic recipes (and some with a twist!) from this part of the world. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.

You may not be able to travel there right now but these Serbian dishes with transport your tastebuds to the country. Time to get into the kitchen and to start cooking.

The Best Serbian Dishes

1. Vegan Gibanica

It only takes a few simple ingredients and a little bit of classic vegan cheese seasoning to make this gorgeous pie. Layers of delicate filo pastry, filled with the most delicious vegan soft cheese, make this vegan Gibanica absolutely irresistible.

Recipe created by Anastasia.

2. Serbian Baked Sauerkraut

Need a hearty, feel-good, warming meal to help you beat the cold weather blues? This Serbian baked sauerkraut dish (aka podvarak) is simple, nourishing, and delicious comfort food.

Recipe created by Jas.

3. Carrot And Red Lentil Soup

A simple and wholesome soup that is rich in texture and flavour. The sort of soup that when served with some good bread makes an entire meal.

Recipe created by Porodične. 

4. Cevapi Balkan Homemade Sausage Recipe

Cevapi or Bosnian Finger Sausages use simple ingredients that are easy to mix together so you’ll have tasty homemade sausages in no time.

Recipe created by Laura and Sarah.

Serbian Dishes

5. Ajvar (Red Pepper Spread)

The word ajvar supposedly comes from Turkish havyar, meaning caviar. But although widespread in Turkey, the dish is actually Serbian in origin – its name and distribution perhaps a testament to the sharing of food and culture across the empire during Ottoman times.

Recipe created by Vidar.

Serbian Dishes

6. Serbian Stuffed Cabbage

This recipe for sarma is the Serbian version of stuffed cabbage that many Serbs serve every day but especially for special occasions like their Slava and other holidays.

Recipe created by Barbara.

Serbian Dishes

7. Savoury Gibanica With Spinach And Cheese

Gibanica is a traditional Serbian dish that is very popular. This savoury mille feuille is most frequently eaten at breakfast but can also be found on religious holiday menus.

Recipe created by Aleksandra.

Serbian Dishes

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Big 7 Travel Team