Trader Joe’s Zhoug Sauce, pronounced zoog, is a deliciously spicy and herbal green condiment. If you love super spicy peppers combined with herbs like cilantro and oils, this will be your jam. It does dominate the flavor of whatever you put it on, so you have to be aware that you really have to love the stuff to use it. You can put it on eggs, or add it to random recipes to give them a nice kick. Trader Joe’s says it’s like a Middle Eastern pesto sauce, and I think I would tend to agree with that. It adds a great kick to anything that is bland or boring, and comes in a little 8 ounce tub for under $3. And I’m pretty sure you can’t find this at other traditional groceries………….
- 90 calories per serving
- Net Weight: 8 oz
- Spicy, vegan cilantro sauce from the Middle East
- Ingredients are cilantro, canola oil, jalapeno peppers, chili flakes, garlic, cardamom, sea salt and cumin seed
Spicy Zhoug Sauce at Trader Joe’s
This definitely reminds me of a chimichurri sauce, but just a lot spicier. I bet if you add this to soups or stews it can give them an incredible spice and depth of flavor. Its hard to compare this Trader Joe’s zhoug sauce to anything exactly since it has such a unique Middle Eastern flavor to it, but I think if you put this over your steak or drizzle it on pasta or eggs, it will be a revelation! What is everyone favorite way to use this zhoug? If anyone has had zhoug in the Middle East or at authentic Middle Eastern or Yemeni restaurants, how does this version compare? If there are go to recipes or entrees you put this on, let me know! Just keep in mind this is a lot spicier than most sauces Trader Joe’s sells. Here’s a few other options if you can’t make it to TJs….
– Belazu Zhoug Paste – 170g (0.37lbs)
– Sun Lion Red Zhug
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