Harissa Sauce

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    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat! #harissa #hotsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat!

    Historically harissa hailed from the Middle East and was made with Maghrebi hot chili peppers. Since these chiles aren’t available worldwide, but the condiment was so tasty, other cultures started making their own adaptations of harissa sauce

    The original version uses roasted red peppers, garlic, serrano peppers, coriander, caraway seed and olive oil for preservation. Some even added rose petals.

    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat! #harissa #hotsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

    Modern day harissa sauce has many variations and like many sauces and condiment, feel free to put your own spin on it. Some use tomatoes, smoked or roasted garlic and red bell peppers, cumin, salt and even mint.

    I typically use New Mexico dried chile peppers, which are in the International aisle near Latin foods and sometimes just labeled “chile peppers,” but you can always special order other blends and flavors or use chipotle for a smoky heat.

    How do you use harissa? Well, in just about anything you would typically use any other hot sauce. A little goes a long way and packs a punch.

    Harissa Chicken Kabobs use the spiciness of harissa paste and the coolness of Greek yogurt to make tender chicken on the grill. #chickenkabobs #grilledchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

    I like to top hummus with mine or blend it with plain Greek yogurt for an excellent marinade worthy of chicken, meats and seafood, even vegetables! Dip tortilla chips right on in or use to punch up soups and stews.

    Harissa Hummus is an easy, packed full of flavor, homemade hummus recipe. Pair with vegetables or chips for a dip, or even as a spread on flatbreads or sandwiches! #spicyhummus #homemadehummusrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Tools for making Harissa Sauce:

    Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!

    Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

    Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

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    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat! #harissa #hotsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat! #harissa #hotsauce www.savoryexperiments.com
    Harissa Sauce
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     
    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat!
    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: Middle Eastern
    Keyword: harissa paste, harissa sauce
    Servings: 1 cup
    Calories: 426 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 15 dried New Mexico chile peppers stems removed
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1 roasted red pepper
    • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    Instructions
    1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until creamy with chile bits.
    2. Serve and enjoy your Harissa!
    3. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Harissa Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 426 Calories from Fat 387
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 43g 66%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Sodium 517mg 22%
    Potassium 230mg 7%
    Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 43.6%
    Vitamin C 27.1%
    Calcium 4.5%
    Iron 11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Harissa Sauce or Harissa Paste is spicy chile sauce blended with spices. Add to marinades, hummus, salad dressings and more for some heat! #harissa #hotsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

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