Recipe to make delicious harissa with black garlic.


  • 2 long red peppers or 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 large tomatoes or 4 medium tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 3-4 fresh red chillies
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp dried coriander / bunch fresh coriander
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper
  • and a bulb of black garlic cloves, removed from bulb


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/390F
  2. Roughly chop the peppers, tomatoes and onion and toss in olive oil with whole chillies and black garlic cloves.
  3. Season and roast in oven until they start to char and become soft.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan.
  5. In a warm pan, dry fry the spices gently until the aromas start to release, ensure not to burn them. Remove from heat.
  6. Add everything to your food processor, scraping the vegetables from the oven pan along with all of the lovely juices and oil and mixing with the spices. Whizz to a consistency you like, I like mine a bit chunky.
  7. Add lemon juice a little at a time to suit your taste and mix well. The lemon juice really lifts the flavour and brings out the taste of the black garlic.
  8. Stir dried or chopped coriander through the mix.
  9. NOTE: I found this quite spicy to I threw in some extra oven roasted tomatoes to take the heat down a bit.
  10. Store in a clean jar with a layer of olive oil over the top to preserve the harissa.
  11. OR…like me..dig in with a spoon!!!!
  12. Then, add it to EVERYTHING!!!! spread on toast, use it to marinate chicken, cook vegetables in it, experiment and play with it.

Enjoy your meal!


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