Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
2 Mins
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Harissa is like a spicy North African ketchup. Good on sausage or stirred into soups, harissa is also delicious when tossed with olives for a salty and spicy combination.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a dry cast-iron skillet, and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until seeds become fragrant and just begin to toast. Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Grind to a fine powder in a coffee or spice grinder.

Step 2

Transfer spice mixture to a food processor or blender. Add garlic, sea salt, and cinnamon, and process to a paste. Add peppers and oil, and pulse several times to make a coarse paste. Store 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.

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