Peppermint Africa's Hot Spice Pepper Paste Seasoning

Peppermint Africa's Hot Spice Pepper Paste Seasoning

Harissa is a spicy all purpose chili paste recipe made from red hot chile peppers.

A flavorful hot chili pepper paste made from dried chilies, garlic, olive oil, and toasted spices.

Learn to make easy Harissa African hot chili pepper paste homemade seasoning to add to your African food spice rack recipe with Peppermint Africa. Hot chili paste is the basic seasoning in North African cooking and is extremely hot.

Hot Chili Paste or Harissa is typically made hot and served with vegetables, meat and couscous Harissa can be made five days ahead just simply keep covered in the fridge.

Peppermint Africa's Hot Spice Pepper Paste Seasoning


½ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 hot peppers of your choice, diced

1 garlic clove, chopped

2-tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted

1-tablespoon coriander seeds

½-cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

A small handful of coriander leaves chopped

1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1-teaspoon fine sea salt


Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant around 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Add the cooled seeds with the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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