So, I made harissa paste. I am not sure if this would be considered “authentic.” But whatever. It’s freaking fantastic. I can’t stop eating it.
It all started when we were in LA with friends and they made us harissa tempeh. We loved it but I couldn’t find the one they used, but I did find a spice mix. I researched harissa and decided to make my own. My version doesn’t have extra spicy peppers but my husband loved it and so it’s a keeper over here.
You can add serranos or chili peppers, if you like it spicy. These measurements make about a cup. I store mine in an 8oz. jelly jar.
2 tablespoons Harissa spice mix
2 roasted red peppers *
2 cloves of garlic
4 sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 teaspoons agave
The juice of 1/2 lemon
1 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt