Like any good food blogger or millennial, I love Trader Joes. Like I really love it. I love the atmosphere. I love the products. I love the employees. Sometimes when I come across a product that I really love it becomes my inspiration for my next Mad About Food recipe. I loved the zhoug sauce, but I have to be honest it was a little too spicy for me. I made a version of my own. I toned down the spice and stirred in some full fat Greek yogurt to cool it down and this creamy zhoug sauce was born.
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I don’t want this whole blog to be just me bragging on how incredibly delicious this creamy zhoug sauce is, but I don’t have a choice, its just that good!! My girlfriend and I were making dinner the other night and snacking on some carrots and a store bought dip that I will not name, but we both were not loving the dip. I pulled out this creamy zhoug sauce to eat with our carrots and we devoured it. Safe to say, homemade is really always better.
There aren’t many instructions that you need for this creamy zhoug sauce except to say that an immersion blender will make the process much easier. If you need to use a blender or a food processor to make this, I would recommend making a double batch so that you have more material for the blades to pick up. To make this creamy zhoug sauce place all ingredients except yogurt in an immersion blender cup and blend until smooth. Remove immersion blender and slowly fold in Greek yogurt with a spatula until fully combined. Enjoy with chicken, fish, beef, on grain bowls or with veggies as a dip! Full recipe is down below and, as always, if you make it, please share with me on Instagram!