Yemen's Very Famous Zhoug!

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Recipe by Um Safia

This is a version of the Yemeni spice paste called Zhoug, from Aliza Green.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim, seed, and coarsely chop 1 pound jalapeño or serrano chiles. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the chiles with 1 cup each chopped Italian parsley and cilantroincluding the tender stems, 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  2. Process to form a rough,chunky paste. Pour in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and process again briefly. Pack into a glass jar, cover the top with olive oil, and store in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

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