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Green Harissa Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Green Harissa Recipe

Green harissa is a North African herb and chili paste condiment that is huge on flavor. It's perfect for roasted meats and vegetables and so much more. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Keyword: chili paste, chili peppers, jalapeno, sauce, serrano, spicy
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 66kcal


  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds or use ground
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds or use ground
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 3 scallions roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • Juice from 1 small lemon
  • Zest from 1 small lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or more as desired)


  • Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the toasted seeds along with the remainder of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Enjoy.


Makes about 1 cup.
Will last 5-7 days covered in the refrigerator.
Can be made a couple days ahead.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg