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Oumph! Ćevapi Skewers with Spicy Relish and Grilled Lemon
These vegan grilled Ćevapi skewers are packed with garlic and dried herbs. | Oumph!

Oumph! Ćevapi Skewers with Spicy Relish and Grilled Lemon

These are vegan grilled sausages served in a warm pita with herbed yogurt and a vibrant red pepper relish called ajvar.

We recreated ćevapi, a Southeastern European grilled sausage, using Oumph! Mince. 

Oumph! Ćevapi Skewers with Spicy Relish and Grilled Lemon

By Oumph!

15 mins to prep
5 mins to cook
Yields 4



  • 1 package Oumph! Mince
  • 8 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 20 milliliters soy sauce
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Pinch of ground cumin
  • Pinch of black pepper

Yogurt sauce

  • 1/2 cup 120 milliliters vegan yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons 25 grams flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped 

To assemble:

  • 4 large pita or flatbreads, warmed
  • 1 1/4 cups 300 milliliters ajvar relish (See Chef’s Note)
  • Vegan yogurt, to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve
  • Spring onion, finely chopped, to serve
  • 2 lemons, halved and grilled, to serve



    • 1
      Preheat the grill to medium heat.
    • 2
      In a medium bowl, combine Oumph! Mince, garlic, soy sauce, thyme, oregano, cumin, and black pepper until soft and malleable.
    • 3
      Equally divide and shape onto 8 skewers.
    • 4
      Grill until lightly charred and warmed through, about 3 minutes.


    • 1
      In a small bowl, combine yogurt, parsley, and spring onion.


    • 1
      Smear ajvar relish on each pita bread. Top with yogurt sauce and a skewer. Drizzle with more yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with parsley and spring onions and serve with grilled lemons.

Chef's Notes

Ajvar is a Serbian roasted red pepper and eggplant relish. Store-bought jarred ajvar can be found either mild or spicy.

Special Equipment: 8 wooden or metal skewers, grill