Yemenite Zhug Dip is a spicy dipping sauce that originates from Yemen. It is typically made with a combination of chili peppers, cilantro, garlic, and various spices. It is often used as a condiment for meats, vegetables, and breads. It can also be used as a marinade for meats or as a base for stews and soups.
Here is a simple recipe for Yemenite Zhug Dip:
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
4-6 cloves of garlic
1-2 jalapeño or serrano peppers (depending on desired heat level)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro, parsley, mint, garlic, peppers, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cardamom. Pulse until the herbs are finely chopped.
Slowly add in the olive oil while the food processor is running, until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the Zhug dip as a condiment or use it as a marinade or base for stews and soups.
Note: You can adjust the heat level of the dip to your liking by adding more or less chili peppers, the recipe above is a base, you can add or remove spices according to your preference