Under 30 Minutes

Herb Relish (Schug) and Matzo

This traditional Yemeni relish is served throughout the year, as an accompaniment to roasted meats and vegetables and as a spread for falafel and other sandwiches.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Stephen Kent Johnson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2015


  • 1 jalapeno, halved (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves and stems cut into 2-inch pieces (2 packed cups)
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems cut into 2-inch pieces (2 packed cups)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Matzo sheets, for serving


  1. Pulse jalapeno and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add herbs, season with salt and pepper, and pulse until finely chopped. With motor running, slowly add oil, processing until mixture resembles a loose paste. Serve in a bowl, with matzo.


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