Cuisinart original

This zingy green sauce from Yemen packs a punch of flavor and heat. Dab it on just about anything and simply a must atop falafel (page 39).


Yield: about 1 cup


      cup cilantro leaves and tender stems,
      loosely packed
1   cup parsley leaves, loosely packed
2    garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
4    serrano or Thai bird chiles, stemmed
      and cut into 1-inch pieces
½   teaspoons ground coriander
½   teaspoon ground cumin
¼   teaspoon ground cardamom
¼   teaspoon granulated sugar
½   teaspoon kosher salt
¼   teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½   cup olive oil, plus more to finish
1    to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, to taste

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 125 (96% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 0g • fat 14g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 75mg • calc. 30mg • fiber 0g


1. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Put the cilantro, parsley, garlic, chiles, coriander, cumin, cardamom, sugar, salt and pepper into the work bowl and pulse about 10 to 15 times until very finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the work bowl. With the machine running on Low, add the olive oil through drizzle hole in the food pusher until incorporated.
2. Taste and adjust