Zhoug Sauce

Ever tried Zhoug? Some people just cant get enough of this fragrant spicy cilantro sauce originally from Yemen. You can put it on anything to add some spicy freshness! Here are some great ideas:

  • Uses for Zhoug

    Zhoug is terrific with any of the following.

    • Beans: Black beans, chickpeas and lentils
    • Greek or plain yogurt
    • Eggs: Fried eggs, frittatas, scrambled eggs
    • Falafel
    • Flatbread, Tortilla Chips
    • Hummus
    • Roasted vegetables: Bell peppers,  cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, red onion…
    • Whole grains: Brown rice, farro, wild rice, wheat berries, etc.
    • Salads: Thin it with more olive oil to use as salad dressing, or drizzle it on any slaws or vegetable salads that need a little punchy pizzaz!
    • Potatoes: Toss through roast potatoes or kick ass some fries!
    • Dressing or Dip: Mix with yoghurt, crème fraiche, or sour cream
    • Cheese: top goat cheese, feta cheese, brie etc!
    • Grill: Brush onto grilled meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables

I have never heard of a sauce with so many names or different ways of saying. Clearly due to different languages and cultures but Spaghetti Bolognese is Spaghetti Bolognese! It is written as Zhoug, or Zhug, or Zkoug. It is also called Sahouk, Sahawiq, Harif, or Bisbas. For the western World it is at least pronounced “Zoog”. Lets just go with that. 

The main ingredients are Cilantro, Jalapenos, Garlic, Olive Oil, Cumin, and Cardamom.