Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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Chermoula is a North African sauce, generally served on fish, made from garlic, oil, cumin, coriander, lemon juice, and salt. Some versions include saffron. There are a lot of variations depending on the country or region, and this recipe pulls from many of them and includes both herbs and the spiciness of red pepper flakes and mint.


Chermoula Sauce

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 cup

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for about 72 hours.

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
3 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 lemon (juiced)
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp. fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh mint
1 tsp. honey

Chermoula Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the coriander, cumin, garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, salt, red pepper flakes, cilantro, parsley, mint, and honey in a blender, food processor, or mini-chopper.

Process until the texture of pesto.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 125 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 90% Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 489mcg Potassium 347mg