Enjoy this hot and tasty Middle Eastern spice mix. When blended with olive oil, Zhoug looks like a chimichurri or pesto, but don’t underestimate its fiery, herbaceous flavour.
You can use this Zhoug blend as you would any spicy sauce, by tossing it on soups, salads, and sandwiches. Mix it with Greek yogurt or fresh tomatoes for a healthy dip to serve with pitas, or create a sauce to slather on meat.
Pairs deliciously with Hummus, Kebabs, Falafel, Lamb Pitas, Sandwiches.
You can trace the origins of Zhug back to Yemen. They believed the chili peppers in this Middle Eastern condiment had medicinal properties, and legend says that eating it helped them survive ancient epidemics. It is now popular all over the Arabian Peninsula and beyond. Today you’ll find it at kebab shops and street food stands where it’s used to liven up shawarma and falafel.