Harissa Paste

How to Make

Oh, wow! I love harissa but I've never tried making any myself. Now I must! Thanks for sharing your process. ~ Catherine Brown



– Set the dried peppers into a large bowl or pot and pour boiling water over them. Let them steep to soften. Set them into the food processor.


– Dry roast the caraway seeds, coriander sees and cumin seeds in a pan until they are fragrant. Cool then grind them up with a mortar and pestle. Into the food processor they go.


– Add all remaining ingredients and process to form a paste while drizzling in the olive oil. Strain for a smoother harissa.


– Store in a jar with a little oil over the top. Use as needed.




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