Harissa is a North African blend of hot peppers, spices and oil. It's known for coming from Tunisia, however the hot sauce is popular in Libya, Algeria and Morocco, too. It can be used as a condiment but also as a base for curries and stews.
There are various spice combinations you can use to make harissa, but the basic components are typically dried chiles, caraway seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Pre-made harissa is also widely available. It's great for spicing up eggs, couscous, meat or potatoes, and makes a great dip for pita and bread.
Here are 13 times harissa livened up a recipe for the better.
Harissa Eggs in Purgatory
Roasted Carrot Harissa and Crème Fraiche Crostini
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Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint
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Moroccan Carrot Salad With Harissa
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Harissa Baked French Fries
A Spicy Perspective
Sweet Potato, Radicchio + Tomato Hash with Harissa Hollandaise
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Lamb Meatballs with Harissa
Harissa, Feta and Tomato Tartlets
Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw
Pass The Sushi
Moroccan Carrot Hummus
Arctic Garden Studio
Roasted Harissa Aubergine
Veg Hot Pot
Grilled Harrisa Lamb Chops
Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes