Gil Hovav’s Zehoug (Hot Yemenite Salsa)


2 bunches fresh cilantro

15 hot green peppers

1 bulb garlic

1 tbsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp ground cardamom

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp salt


  • Peel garlic cloves.
  • Discard stems of green peppers.
  • Put in food processor and make a rough paste.
  • Roughly chop cilantro and add to food processor together with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Process until you get a shiny green paste.
  • Put in jars and store in fridge.