Zhug is a bright, herby, spicy and versatile condiment originally from Yemen and popular throughout the Middle East. A blend of chopped jalapenos, cilantro, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil, and seasoned with salt, black pepper, cumin and cardamom, if you’re not familiar with it yet, you could think of it as a Middle Eastern chimichurri, salsa verde, chermoula or pesto. This general purpose condiment has a bold, spicy flavor that is both hot and tangy, aromatic and herbaceous and brings a savory, rich punch to anything you put it on.
You can use your Zhug as a condiment on almost anything. It is particularly well-suited for Middle Eastern foods such as shawarma, falafel, hummus, and grilled lamb. It is also great on any savory Western dishes as well, such as fish, chicken, beef, as a dip by itself or mixed with yogurt or mayo, as a sandwich spread, or as a marinade.
jalapeno, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, cumin, cardamom
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is your Zhug vegan / gluten free / egg free / dairy free / nut free / etc?
Yes! Our Zhug is plant-based / vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free and sugar-free, though we do not yet have certifications for these.
- Do you use additives or artificial flavors?
No, we use nothing artificial, and no preservatives.
- Do I need to refrigerate my Zhug?
Yes, refrigerate it after opening. Unopened, it does not need to be refrigerated.
- How long will my Zhug last?
We recommend you consume it within two years (the Best By date printed on the lid), but the older it is, the less robust the flavor will be.
- What’s the deal with the spelling of Zhug / Schugg ?
There are a lot of different ways to spell Zhug! zhug, zhoug, zhough, schug, schugg, skhug. They’re all the same thing, just different spellings. To further complicate it, those are all based on the Hebrew name, but there are also a variety of Arabic names for the same thing: sahawiq, bisbas, ma’booj, daqqus.