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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian

Get your hands on this easy and delicious DIY harissa paste recipe. It's the perfect ingredient to add an extra kick of flavour to your meals.

  • Makes1, Makes about 1 cup
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes, + 15 mins soaking time
DIY harissa paste


  • 4 Coles Dried Whole Chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • Coriander sprigs
  • 285g jar whole piquillo peppers (capsicum), drained, chopped

Nutritional information

Per tbs: Energy: 149kJ/36 Cals (2%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 3g (4%), Sat Fat: 1g (4%), Sodium: 238mg (12%), Carb: 1g (0%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Place chillies in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and soak for 15 mins or until soft. Drain well, then coarsely chop. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and coriander seeds and cook, tossing, for 1 min or until aromatic.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer to a food processor with the chilli, garlic, oil, salt, coriander sprigs and capsicum. Process until a smooth paste forms, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.