Green Spicy Schug

Schug is a Middle Eastern hot sauce that originated from Yemen. It is a staple in Israeli cuisine.

Traditionally it's done with red peppers, I did mine with green shishito peppers that are not as hot.

Tip: when adding the cilantro and parsley, make sure to remove the stems since they tend to be bitter.  Also, make sure to soak the cilantro and parsley, to remove any dirt, The dirt will fall to the bottom of the bowl. Rinse thoroughly and use.

The cilantro gives it an amazing flavor and aroma, and it is a great addition to any dish. It is so good as a spread,  on your tofu omelet , or on your beer bread  It gives it a wonderful kick.

The best thing about it is that its super easy to make, and if you keep it in a mason jar in the fridge it will last a long time. The olive oil act as a preservative.

Try it and you'll love it!



4 cups Japanese green peppers or shishito peppers, stemless

4 cloves of garlic, peeled

1 bunch of parsley, remove the stems

1 bunch cilantro, remove the stems

1/4 cup olive oil

salt to taste



To a food processor add all the ingredients. Mix for about 1 minute.

pour into a mason jar and keep in the refrigerator.