Spicy Schug recipe

Spicy Schug Recipe

Schug is a spicy coriander-based sauce from Yemen perfect for drizzling onto bread, hummus or a dip for crackers and crisps.

What you will need

  • 3 serrano chillies (with or without seeds, depends on desired heat)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Large handful of coriander leaves
  • 1/3 tsp freshly ground cumin seeds
  • 3 cardamon pods, seeds ground
  • ½ tsp salt
  • a good grind of black pepper
  • 75ml olive oil juice from half a lemon


  1. Add all ingredients to a hand blender and whizz up until a paste forms.
  2. Gradually add in the olive oil.
  3. Add salt to taste.