Harissa comes from the Arabic word Ihares, which means ‘to crush’. This medium-strong harissa, preserved in extra virgin olive oil, is characterized by its grainy consistency and its slightly smoked flavor.
Harissa is undoubtedly one of the more versatile ingredients in our catalog and a serious contender for our most used. This Tunisian paste is a blend of chiles, sundried tomatoes, garlic and spices that is most traditionally added to couscous - a bit stirred in at the end brings zest and heat. But there are literally dozens of other ways to use this tasty sauce.