Harissa what you ask? yep that was me too- let’s say it together, haaaa- riss-aaahhh – Harissa is a new food trend that you will see popping up all over food blogs, menus and cooking shows. What exactly is it? “Harissa is a spicy and aromatic chile paste that’s a widely used staple in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. Harissa recipes vary between countries and regions, but a standard version includes a blend of hot chile peppers (which are often smoked), garlic, olive oil and spices, like cumin, coriander, caraway and mint. Tomatoes and rose petals are also common ingredients.” Yum- right? You will see people making this condiment for salads, meats, sandwiches- you name it! So jump on the trend and get to making your own…..
Sweet Potato Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette
Grilled Harissa Shrimp Skewers with basil oil and cilantro
Harrisa Portobello Mushroom tacos
Credit-definition from “The Kitchn“