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  1. This is Israel’s national barbecue sauce—a diabolical blend of chiles, garlic and cumin with just enough tomato and olive oil to keep you from setting your tongue on fire. Serve this sauce with grilled fish, or beef or lamb shish kabobs, and have plenty of drinks on hand to extinguish the fire.

  2. tomatoes, peeled, seeded 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 4 to 6 jalapeño chiles, seeded, coarsely chopped*

  3. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor; blend to form smooth sauce.

  4. TIP *For hotter sauce, do not remove seeds.

  5. cups PER 2 TABLESPOONS: 45 calories, 4.5 g total fat (.5 g saturated fat), .5 g protein, 1.5 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, .5 g fiber


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