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Red Zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce)

Red Zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce )

 Why use store bought hot sauce when you can make this incredible condiment in less than 10 minutes and have a far superior product?  Once you make Red Zhug you will find yourself putting it on absolutely everything. 

Course condiment
Cuisine Yemenite
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/4 pound spicy red peppers
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro packed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp powdered cumin
  • 3-4 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Stem and half your peppers and and put them in the food processor. 

    Halve your garlic cloves and place in food processor with the salt, lemon juice and cumin. 

  2. Rinse and dry your cilantro and give it a rough chop. Place it as well into the food processor.

  3. Pulse until you have paste that retains a bit of texture. Place the red Zhug  in a bowl and stir in the olive oil.

  4. Store in the refrigerator it will keep for weeks.