• Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Zhug, Israeli Hot Sauce


Zhug, Israeli Hot Sauce

By Andrew Zimmern

If you love spicy food, zhug is a versatile condiment you should know how to make. A mixture of chiles, lemon, garlic and herbs, this bright, citrusy hot sauce packs a punch. I always keep a batch of this in the fridge to add to skewered chicken off of the grill, sandwiches, rice dishes, vegetables or this Israeli tomato and cucumber salad.

Watch Andrew make this recipe:


Servings: makes 1 1/2 cups

Total: 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, seeds and stem discarded
  • 5 jalapenos, seeds and stem discarded
  • 1 small shallot, halved
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons kale flakes


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

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