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Harissa Recipes For When You Need A New Kind Of Heat

For when you need a new kind of spice.

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.

1
Harissa Eggs in Purgatory
Skinny Taste
Get the Harissa Eggs in Purgatory recipe by Skinny Taste
2
Roasted Carrot Harissa and Crème Fraiche Crostini
gingerroot via Food52
Get the Roasted Carrot Harissa and Crème Fraiche Crostini recipe by gingerroot via Food52
3
Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint
EmilyC via Food52
Get the Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint recipe by EmilyC via Food52
4
Moroccan Carrot Salad With Harissa
Cordeliah via Food52
Get the Moroccan Carrot Salad With Harissa recipe by Cordeliah via Food52
5
Harissa Baked French Fries
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Harissa Baked French Fries recipe by A Spicy Perspective
6
Sweet Potato, Radicchio + Tomato Hash with Harissa Hollandaise
CarolineWright via Food52
Get the Sweet Potato, Radicchio + Tomato Hash with Harissa Hollandaise recipe by CarolineWright via Food52
7
Lamb Meatballs with Harissa
Macheesmo
Get the Lamb Meatballs with Harissa recipe by Macheesmo
8
Harissa, Feta and Tomato Tartlets
Delicious Everyday
Get the Harissa, Feta and Tomato Tartlets recipe by Delicious Everyday
9
Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw
Pass The Sushi
Get the Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw recipe by Pass The Sushi
10
Moroccan Carrot Hummus
Arctic Garden Studio
Get the Moroccan Carrot Hummus recipe by Arctic Garden Studio
11
Roasted Harissa Aubergine
Veg Hot Pot
Get the Roasted Harissa Aubergine recipe by Veg Hot Pot
12
Grilled Harrisa Lamb Chops
Skinny Taste
Get the Grilled Harrisa Lamb Chops by Skinny Taste
13
Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes
Skinny Taste

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