Spicy Green Sauce

Spicy Green SauceRecipe

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

We took the flavors of the seasoning paste served at falafel shops and turned it into a salad dressing. To tame it, seed the chile.

Makes 1 3/4 cups (serving size: 3 tbsp.)


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2 garlic cloves
1 coarsely chopped medium jalapeño chile
1 1/2 cups packed flat-leaf parsley* sprigs
1 1/2 cups packed cilantro sprigs*
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom


Total: 15 Minutes

1. In a food processor, whirl garlic and jalapeño until minced.

2. Add parsley, cilantro, 1/2 cup water, the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, kosher salt, and ground cardamom. Pulse until coarsely puréed. Add more salt to taste.

*For the most flavor, include stems.

Make ahead: Up to 3 days, chilled airtight.

Created date

July 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 117
Caloriesfromfat 92 %
Protein 0.7 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 107 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg