Z’Hug (Yemenite spicy pesto)


1 tsp Ground Cumin Seed

1 tsp Ground Coriander Seed

½ tsp Ground Cardamom Seed

½ tsp Ground Caraway Seed

1 head each, Cilantro and Parsley, most stems removed and coarsely chopped

1 Serrano Chile, destemmed and deseeded (more if you like it really spicy)

1 Anaheim Chile, destemmed, deseeded, and coarsely chopped

4 large cloves of Garlic, coarsely chopped

2 Lemons or Limes

1 Tbsp, Tahini



  1. A few minutes to an hour in advance, combine Tahini and juice of one lemon in a small bowl. Let sit at room temperature, and stir every now and then until well mixed
  2. Combine the first eight ingredients with the juice of remaining Lemon in a food processor and pulse until chopped. This mixture should be coarse and chunky.
  3. Add the emulsion of tahini and Lemon and pulse until thick and chunky, like a pesto.
  4. Enjoy!


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