North African Chermoula

Chermoula is a hot sauce used all over northern Africa. Itʼs especially popular in Morocco and Tunisia, where it is most commonly used as a spice rub for fish. It has a wonderful citrus flavor and is also nice on grilled chicken and pork.

Makes: 1½ cupsHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 1½ cups


  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup chopped parsley leaves and stems
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  • Grated zest of 2 medium lemons
  • 4 tsp. pink peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • Combine garlic, parsley, cilantro, lemon zest, peppercorns, chili powder, and cumin in a blender. Purée on low until combined.
  • With the blender running, slowly add oil in a steady stream.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.