Fresh cilantro, parsley, and garlic get blended with olive oil and lemon for an exciting condiment that brings any dish alive! This Chermoula Sauce recipe is super easy to make and brings exotic, herbed flavor to your favorite savory meals.
This Chermoula Sauce is one of those versatile condiments that works in so many dishes! It has a beautiful vibrant green color with a bold flavor to match. It's best used to add flavor to savory dishes and works as a dressing, drizzle, or dip that everyone loves. You can also make it in just a couple minutes with the pulse of a blender. Don't you love it when the best recipes are also the simplest ones to make?!
What is Chermoula Sauce?
This is the main sauce or marinade used in Mediterranean cooking. It's a delicious blend of fresh herbs, spices, and fresh lemon. It's zesty and flavorful and SO delicious! When cooked it has a tangy, citrusy taste that makes any dish sing.
Ingredients in Homemade Chermoula
Get ready for fragrant, fresh ingredients! This is the most delightful combination of herbs and flavors. I love it on almost any savory dish! Having a jar of Chermoula Sauce in the refrigerator ensures that all of my savory dishes taste incredible.
- Olive oil - Use high quality if you can! I love Pomora and even have a 25% off coupon: EBE25
- Lemon - Use a large, juicy lemon! You'll both zest and juice it.
- Optional: a splash of pure maple syrup. This adds a subtle sweetness that I think is a really nice balance here!
How to Make Chermoula Sauce
The hardest part of this recipe is gathering all of the ingredients. After that, it's just pulsing it in the blender until you achieve your desired consistency! I like a thicker, slightly chunky chermoula that's just right for drizzling over or mixing into my favorite dishes.
How to Use Chermoula Sauce
Many people use chermoula as a meat marinade, but as a vegan I use it mostly on veggies! It's delicious mixed into salads, pastas, or quinoa. I often drizzle it on roasted or grilled veggies, and it is excellent paired with my vegan sour cream sauce for dipping.
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This Chermoula Sauce recipe is super easy to make and brings exotic, herbed flavor to your favorite savory meals.
- ½ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large juicy lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 teaspoon fine salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- optional: 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Place all ingredients in blender and pulse 10-15 times until combined and slightly chunky.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I love to use this sauce with green leafy salads, roasted or grilled veggies, pasta salad, quinoa salads, overtop hummus or paired with vegan sour cream. It is also a fun addition to wraps and soups. Warm toasty bread dipped it in is heavenly!
You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat or a drop of maple syrup for a little sweetness.
Try adding in some fresh mint too!
- Prep Time: 10
- Category: Sauce/Condiment
- Method: Blender
Keywords: chermoula sauce