Harissa is a fiery-hot sauce of Tunisian origin that can be bought at Middle Eastern markets. Made from common ingredients, it's easy to prepare.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 1998


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup vegetable mixture, 1/2 cup couscous, and 1 tablespoon sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the couscous according to the package directions, omitting oil. Stir in tomato and allspice; keep warm.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek and next 6 ingredients (leek through garlic); sauté 8 minutes. Add spinach, parsley, sugar, salt, and chickpeas; sauté 2 minutes. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the couscous mixture, and serve with Harissa Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2.2g; protein 15.8g; carbohydrates 70.8g; fiber 9g; iron 6.8mg; sodium 626mg; calcium 151mg.