Zchug - Yemenite Hot Salsa

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a hot salsa that the Yemenite Jews eat with everything. My neighbor always makes tons of it to distribute to all her married children each week (I sometimes wish I were one of them).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree garlic and chiles in food processor, add water if needed.
  2. Add cilantro, then salt, pepper to taste and cumin.
  3. Remove mixture and set aside.
  4. Puree tomatoes in processor then combine the two mixtures.


Most Helpful

This is a really "snappy" hot salsa. Great flavor and easy to put together. I used pickled jalapeno's and canned diced tomatoes. It's great on fried spuds and want to use it on breakfast burritos. So glad you're sharing Jewish recipes, Mirjam. I love the cuisine even though I can't cook Kosher. Homemade Challa and Bagels are to die for! Thanks so much. Laudee C.

Laudee September 24, 2002

Great salsa - I used some pickled jalapenos I had in the fridge and it turned out really good. My family usually likes milder salsa but had nothing but compliments about this one.

Jim Hartsell November 24, 2002

This is a nice salsa. It is tasty and easy to prepare. I followed all ingredients and instructions as listed. I served it as the salsa topping for Recipe #94424. Next time I would probably make it hotter and I felt it was missing something. Maybe onions? I added more salt. I like the other reviewer's suggestion of roasting the garlic. All in all, we enjoyed the salsa and thought it was good. Thanks.

Dr. Jenny September 09, 2008

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