The Splendid Table, and made a few minor changes to suit my personal tastes. This is based on a common Somali condiment. It is creamy with a sharp garlic bite and some nice heat to back it up. Excellent as a spread on meat. (Be prepared to need breath freshener!)
Somali Bizbaz Sauce
Serves 12 (1 tablespoon portion)
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 cup (tightly packed) fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 - 1 jalapeno chile (depending on how spicy you want this)
1. Combine all in a food processor. Process until well mixed. The cilantro will be coarsely chopped.
That's it. How simple is that? Serve on fish, chicken, vegetables, pork, eggs--just about anything!
Nutritional data (per tablespoon):
Sat fat: 0g
You can make this spicier by using more jalapeno or different chiles, such as a serrano or habanero.
This is how I used it last night, on grilled salmon, zucchini-potato pancakes and fresh pomegranate.