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“In Tunisia(North Africa), a variety of different marinades, condiments, and relishes are served with prepared foods and sometimes on their own as a salad or meze. This preparation is called hrus which means to crush or grind, and that’s what you do to the ingredients in this condiment used typically as a stuffing for bread, but also as a relish, a meze, and a salad. Adapted from Clifford A. Wright.”
3 tablespoons

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large fresh red jalapeno chile, seeded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon freshly ground coriander seed
  • 12 teaspoon freshly ground caraway seed
  • 2 dried rose buds, ground (I buy dried rose buds at the health food store, or get them from my yard)


  1. Place the chile, onion, garlic, and salt in a mortar and pound with a pestle until mushy(or use a food processor). Stir in the coriander seeds, caraway, and rose buds and refrigerate until needed.

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