What is Harissa?
Harissa is a fiery North African and Arab chilli paste made from roasted red peppers, spices like cumin and coriander, garlic, and olive oil. Its bold, smoky flavour adds depth to dishes, often used as a condiment or marinade to spice up couscous, meats, and stews in Tunisian and Moroccan cuisines.
The word Harissa is derived from the Arabic 'harasa': "to pound or break into pieces". The condiment can be found all across the Maghreb region of North Africa.