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Similar to chimichurri, chermoula is packed with garlic & punchy fresh herbs (like cilantro, parsley, mint), but it also has a hint of warmth from spices common in North African & Middle Eastern cooking (cumin & coriander ftw!). It’s traditionally served over grilled fish...but I’m pretty sure once you have it you’ll want to put it on everythaaang. #playswellwithbutter #chermoula #chermoulasauce #morrocanfood #morrocanrecipes #marinaderecipe #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

chermoula sauce

  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: sauces & condiments
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Description

Similar to chimichurri, chermoula is packed with garlic & punchy fresh herbs (like cilantro, parsley, mint), but it also has a hint of warmth from spices common in North African & Middle Eastern cooking (cumin & coriander ftw!). It’s traditionally served over grilled fish…but I’m pretty sure once you have it you’ll want to put it on everythaaang.


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds meat or veggies of choice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup packed mint leaves
  • 1 large lemon, zested & juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • optional: pinch crushed red chili flake

Instructions

  1. Blend the chermoula sauce: Add all listed ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Blend to combine, just until very fine pieces of the fresh herbs remain. Use immediately, or transfer to a jar or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  2. Marinate: Pour the chermoula sauce marinade over your meat or veggies of choice. Marinate for at least 6 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Grill as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Chermoula doubles as a really great salad dressing: I know we’re talking all about grilling marinades here, but drizzling chermoula all over a big, fresh summery salad will NEVER do you wrong. Pinky promise.
  • Meal prep tip: Chermoula sauce holds up really freaking well, aka it’s the perfect thing to meal prep at the beginning of the week & proceed to put on everythaaang throughout the week. In fact, storing it in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator really helps the flavors meld together even more! You can’t go wrong with a jar of chermoula sauce in your fridge!

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