Harissa - amazing roasted bell pepper sauce


Harissa is a amazing sauce with roasted bell peppers. To be used as a dressing for meat or grilled fish. You can also use it as a marinade for roasted vegetables or add a special touch to stews and soups.

Harissa - amazing roasted bell pepper sauce
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 30m


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 0.5 tsp fennel seeds
  • chili pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Harissa - amazing roasted bell pepper sauce Directions

  1. Roast the bell pepper over the flame, rotating it often, until most of the skin become burnt. If you do not have a gas oven, you can roast the peppers in a preheated oven at 220 °C. Move the bell pepper over a plate, cover with an aluminum foil and let it cool down.

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  2. Heat the seeds in a pan for a couple of minutes. Transfer them into a mortar and grind them into powder. Set aside.

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  3. Peel the bell pepper by removing all the blackened part. Be careful to remove all the burnt skin otherwise the sauce could become bitter. Remove stem and seeds then place the bell bepper in a blender together with the rest of the ingredients.

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  4. Blend everything until smooth. Transferre to a bowl and put in the fridge for at least half an hour before serving.

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Nutrition facts

(diet, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving


Saturday, 23 September 2017
this will give to your pasta a nice kick - Lorena A

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