|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 Servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Like spicy food? Do you crave foods with a kick? If so, add harissa to any meal.
Harissa is a hot chili paste that is commonly found in North African cooking, mainly Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian cuisine. It is added to couscous, soups, pasta, and other recipes and can also be purchased in Middle Eastern stores in a can.
For a very spicy harissa: use a blend of cayenne, chile de arbol, or cayenne with a milder chile like ancho chilies. For medium spiciness: use a blend of New Mexico chilies with guajillo chilies.
- 10 to 12 dried red chili peppers
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground caraway seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Gather your ingredients
Soak the dried chilies in hot water for 30 minutes.
Drain and remove stems and seeds.
In a food processor, combine chili peppers, garlic, salt, and olive oil. Blend.
Add remaining spices, and blend to form a smooth paste.
Store in airtight container. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on top to keep fresh.
Will keep for a month in the refrigerator.
- Harissa recipes vary among different countries but most versions of this spicy paste include a blend of hot chili peppers, garlic, olive oil, and spices, including caraway, cumin, coriander, and mint. Other common ingredients include tomatoes and rose petals.
Which Meats Taste Best With Harissa?
- Harissa really adds spice and flavor to any cut of red meat, especially flank steak. Flank steak is thin enough that it really absorbs the harissa. Grilled or oven cooked, it is sure to be a crowd favorite.
- You can also use your homemade harissa to spice up a beef or lamb stew, soup, or appetizers and main dishes. Some Middle Eastern countries use it as a marinade for meat, like lamb or fish.
Spice Up Your Favorite Hummus Recipe
- Harissa can also add a kick to your favorite hummus recipe.
- Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea.