Pizza Dipping Sauce
- Fetzel Sep 14, 2009 11:30 AM
Does anyone know a recipe for the spicy sauce that they serve in Israeli pizza stores to pour on or dip the pizza into? TIA
do you mean the "charif" for Falafel sandwiches?
found this recipe on the web
Prep time: 4 minutes; slightly longer if using fresh tomatoes
Cook time: none
Chill time: 1 hour
Yields: 8 servings
1 can (20 oz.) whole tomatoes, drained; or 5 tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper or to taste
4 jalapeño hot pepper rings (from jar)
quartered pita breads (optional)
1. Combine tomatoes, vinegar, oil, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, cayenne, and jalapeño peppers in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
2. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3. Serve as a dip with warm pita bread, if desired.
Note. “Charif” is the Hebrew word for “sharp”—and boy, does this recipe have a kick! It’s not for the faint of heart. But that’s the beauty of preparing a dish like this from scratch. You can make it mild or burning hot.