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zhoug sauce

Zhoug Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Yemen/American
  • Diet: Vegan


This spicy cilantro sauce, often called Zhoug or Skhug, is a delicious sauce to drizzle over chickpeas, serve with pita, or toss with rice. This zhoug sauce recipe is simple and delicious!


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  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more to taste


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until just slightly chunky.
  2. Add salt to taste, if needed.

Keywords: zhoug sauce