What to make caviar with besides eggplant and zucchini: a budget alternative

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Onion and carrot caviar recipe. Source:

It turns out that the popular homemade caviar can be made not only from eggplant and zucchini. An even more budget-friendly alternative is caviar based on onions and carrots, which is especially tasty with frozen grated bread. By adding your favorite spices to the dish, you will get caviar that is no worse than store-bought one. Moreover, it can be eaten even during Lent.

Chef Serhiy shared a recipe for budget caviar made from onions, carrots, and frozen bread on his YouTube channel.

Onion and carrot caviar recipe


  • onion - 100 g
  • carrots - 60 g
  • vegetable oil
  • apples 1\2 pcs
  • bread - 1\2 baguette
  • tomato paste
  • vinegar 1\2 tbsp
  • sugar
  • salt, pepper
Recipe for caviar from carrots and onions

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the baguette into pieces and freeze.

2. Cut onion into cubes. Fry until soft.

Vegetable caviar without mayonnaise

3. Dice the carrots and add to the onions. Add vegetable oil. Fry until tender.

4. Add sugar, salt and tomato paste. Stir well.

5. Grate the frozen bread into the vegetables. Add the diced apple. Cook for 2 minutes.

Vegetable caviar with vinegar

6. Add vinegar. Stir to combine. Put in jars or eat immediately.

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