Serbian food was influenced by Turkish, Hungarian, and Greek cuisine.
The most common Serbian food include:
- pasulj (stew made of beans and pork ribs)
- sarma (cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice)
- roštilj (grilled meats)
- cevapcici (small, elongated minced meatballs served with chopped onions)
- punjene paprike (stuffed peppers).
Roasted pork or lamb, served with potatoes, is favored on special occasions.
Typical cheeses include kajmak (made from the skin of boiled milk) and sjenicki sir (a hard cheese often crumbled on šopska, a Greek-style salad). Locally grown produce includes cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, sweet peppers (paprikas), apples, pears, watermelons, and strawberries. Bread (usually white) is eaten with each meal, and wine is served at the main meal.