A popular, Maghrebi paste, Moroccan Harissa Sauce is a spicy red hot sauce prepared from hot chilli peppers.

Harissa Sauce

Course: Basics
Cuisine: African
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 73 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

A popular, Maghrebi paste, Moroccan Harissa Sauce is a spicy red hot sauce prepared from hot chilli peppers. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 4-5 Fresno Chillies Any less spicy red chilli will do.
  • 2-3 Bird's Eye Chillies Any spicy chilli will do.
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Dry roast coriander and cumin seeds until browned and fragrant and keep aside.

  2. Roast the red peppers over direct flame until charred from all sides.

  3. Cool and remove the charred skin.

  4. Discard the seeds and chop into small pieces.

  5. Wash and cut the Fresno chilies into small pieces.

  6. Discard the seeds.

  7. Add all the ingredients in a blender.

  8. Blend to make a smooth paste.

  9. Store in a clean jar.

  10. Top with some more olive oil.

  11. Store in refrigerator for a week.

Nutrition Facts
Harissa Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 295mg13%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1255IU25%
Vitamin C 87.5mg106%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.