Harissa is a hot red pepper paste used in North African cooking. It is added to many recipes for increased flavour and spice. Rub it on Lamb, Chicken, Beef or a Vegetarian dish for that extra oomph!


  • 1 long red chilli, roughly chopped

  • 1 red capsicum, chargrilled, peeled and finely sliced

  • 1 tspn ground cumin

  • 1 tspn caraway seeds

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • juice of half a lemon

  • 1 tspn vinegar

  • ½ tspn sugar

  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • 1.

    Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until it’s a fine paste. If storing in the fridge, keep it in a sealed container with a layer of olive oil on top so that it keeps longer.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 116kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 4mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Serves: 250gm
Time: 10 minutes

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