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Moroccan Harissa Paste recipe

Moroccan Harissa Paste Recipe

Discover the spicy, aromatic essence of North Africa with this homemade Moroccan Harissa Paste, perfect for adding depth and heat to any dish.





  • Step 1.

    Roast the bell peppers and chillies until charred, then peel and deseed.
  • Step 2.

    Soak dried chillies in hot water for about 20 minutes until soft. Drain.
  • Step 3.

    In a food processor, combine roasted peppers, soaked chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Step 4.

    While blending, gradually add in the olive oil to emulsify.
  • Step 5.

    Stir in the lemon juice and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Step 6.

    Transfer to a jar and cover with a thin layer of olive oil; seal tightly. Store in the refrigerator.


  1. 2 Red bell peppers

  2. 3 Fresh red chillies

  3. 10 Dried red chillies

  4. 3 Garlic cloves

  5. 1 tspCumin seeds

  6. 1 tspCoriander seeds

  7. 0.5 tspSalt

  8. 100 mlOlive oil

  9. 1 tbspLemon juice

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