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Harissa Sauce – The Perfect Zesty and Flavorful Condiment


A little sauce with BIG FLAVOR. Harissa is a North African spicy chili paste— the Sriracha of the Middle East.

An easy Zesty and Kicky Sauce/Condiment
Harissa Sheet Pan Chicken with Lots of Vegetables
Fabulous Harissa Hummus ~ Creamy & Spicy (see recipe)

Harissa Sauce can change how you cook! A flavor-bomb to add to anything you can think of. Simple and fun to make.

An easy and quick condiment ~ mild & hot chiles and roasted red pepper are blended into a thick paste with garlic, olive oil, cumin, oregano, tomato paste, red wine vinegar and a pinch of sea salt.

Kick things up and add Harissa sauce to so many dishes!
Add to soups, proteins (meat and vegan), sauces & glazes (think: yogurt or mayonnaise and sticky harissa glaze with honey), tacos, legumes, grains, vegetables (before or after roasting), pizza topping, sandwich spread, addition to hummus… and so much more.

Method: Dry roast chiles for 1 minute, then soak in warm water to rehydrate.
Seed the chiles (seeds are where most heat is) and add to a blender – I use my 4 cup small food processor, with the remaining ingredients.
Whirl to a chunky puree in 2 minutes – done!!

See my recipe: Karen’s Creamy Hummus with Harissa.
There are tips too: how to make the creamiest hummus – Harissa bumps up the flavor with this spicy condiment.

Want to make Sheet Pan Chicken with Harissa?
I coat chicken pieces with black pepper and red chili pepper. Coat with Harissa and roast in a 400 degree oven until partially baked, 15 minutes. Add sliced potatoes, vegetables (chunks of red onion and zucchini) with a drizzle of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar and a brushing of extra Harissa. Roast for 20 minutes more or until all is perfectly cooked through. Sprinkle with sea salt and a dusting of oregano and chopped parsley.

Trust me – you’ll find dozens of uses for this powerhouse sauce/condiment!!

Simple Ingredients for the Harissa Sauce/Condiment
Trust me – you’ll find dozens of uses for this powerhouse sauce/condiment
Marinate chicken with lots of black pepper and red chili powder
Sheetpan Harissa Chicken with Lots of Vegetables
All in One Pan – Chicken Pieces, Red & Yellow Onion, Red Potatoes and Green & Yellow Zucchini, all coated with Harissa

Enjoy this flavorful sauce,


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