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Spicy Green Sauce

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

Total time 15 mins
Yield

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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. *For the most flavor, include stems.

  4. Make ahead: Up to 3 days, chilled airtight.