Whip Up This Quick Recipe for Authentic Yemeni Sauce, Zhoug

Embrace the season's chill with a bowl of Turkish warmth!

Turkish Soups

Green or red hot peppers, garlic, coriander, cumin, cardamom, salt, and various spices


Remove stems from jalapeños and taste for spiciness before chopping with garlic in a food processor until coarse.

Step 1

Combine cilantro, parsley, ground cumin, cardamom seeds, and ground coriander, pulsing until coarsely chopped.

Step 2

Incorporate olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, and salt until evenly combined but still chunky.

Step 3

If too thick, blend in water gradually until desired texture is achieved.

Step 4 

Adjust seasoning by tasting and adding more salt, sugar, or lemon juice as needed.

Step 5 

Transfer zhoug to a container, drizzle with olive oil, cover, and let sit for at least 1 hour to meld flavors.

Step 6

Refrigerate zhoug for up to 1 week and enjoy.