8 Recipes That Prove Harissa Paste Belongs in All Your Meals

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your (kitchen) life, look no further than this essential condiment. For the uninitiated, vibrant red harissa is a popular North African spice paste that boasts a fiery and garlicky taste that elevates everyday dishes to the next level. Although traditionally added to stews and couscous meals, recipes can vary widely to also include everything from roasted cauliflower and carrot salad to chicken wings and tofu dishes. Most versions contain caraway, cumin, coriander and a dash of mint, if you’re ambitious enough to make the paste from scratch. Whether store-bought or homemade, consider the sauce a kitchen mainstay.