• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 1 Batch


  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • Small green chili peppers
  • ;(I used abt. 30 jalapenos)
  • 1 c Chopped parsley
  • -- about 1/2 bunch
  • -- including stems
  • 1 c Chopped fresh cilantro
  • -- including stems
  • 1 1/2 tb Garlic; minced
  • -- (abt. 12 large cloves)
  • 1 ts Each salt and pepper
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 tb Olive oil


In blender, puree enough chili peppers to measure one cup when done. Puree
parsley & cilantro together; blend well w/the pureed chili peppers. Add
garlic, seasonings & olive oil. Again blend well.

Store zhoug, refrigerated. Will remain fresh for many months.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups.

The authors write: "Spicy zhoug is a source of pride among the Yemenite
population. Made with the sharpest of chili peppers, it is eaten with
classically oriental Jewish meals.

"More than just a condiment, zhoug is a tradition. Yemenites believe that
daily consumption of zhoug wards off disease and strengthens the heart.
Zhoug can be an addition to salads and a sauce for various kinds of meat,
fish, and poultry dishes."

Caution: While quite hot, this stuff is addictive! It's excellent
slathered on Saltines and accompanied by a cold brewski. I've seen people
go through entire containers of zhoug, which was nicknamed "Truth or Dare"
here to separate the wheat from the chaff as far as heat lovers go.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?