Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

This hot sauce is very popular in Yemen. It is served with rice in the south and with bread in the north. It can be eaten with cheese and lavash bread, especially for breakfast. In the old times, zahawiq was ground with stone grinders, which were found in every Yemeni house — a practice some people still prefer today.


  • 1 large tomato (200 grams), peeled and halved
  • 8 spicy green chile peppers (such as jalapeño


Blend everything until mostly smooth. Taste and add salt if needed. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.