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Categories: Sauces and condiments, Vegetarian

Hot red pepper relish

Hot red pepper relish
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Ramadan is a holiday observed by fasting, but when it's time to eat, the meals can be feasts. No food or drink is allowed from dawn to dusk during the annual monthlong Muslim period of fasting, which began this year ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes 3 or 4 tablespoons, about 4 servings
  • 1 red Fresno or red jalapeno chile, cut in a few pieces, with seeds left inside
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water, more if needed
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

Step 1In a mini food processor, chop the chile and the garlic until fine. Add 1 teaspoon water. Process to form a paste, adding a little more water if needed. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve.

Each of 4 servings:
14 calories; 0 protein; 1 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 1 gram fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 0 sugar; 1 mg sodium.
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