Harissa Fries with Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

June 15, 2015
3 Ratings
  • Makes 1 serving of fries plus 4 cups of hummus
Author Notes

The savory, earthy flavor of this spiced red pepper paste, harissa, paired with the sweetness of the glorious sweet potato makes for one heck of a french fry. The flavors multiply with the addition of a cilantro jalapeño hummus as a dip, making one killer snack (or side dish too!). —Jessie May Snyder

What You'll Need
  • Harissa Fries
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon refined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  1. Harissa Fries
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Wash and dry the sweet potato and trim off its ends. Slice lengthwise in half, and then into 1/2 inch thick wedges. Toss the sliced sweet potato wedges with the teaspoon of melted, refined coconut oil (being refined means it can stand the high heat of the oven temperature and it is neutral tasting - no coconut tasting fries here!). Add the harissa and toss to evenly coat. Lay the fries out on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes (or until they reach your desired level of crispiness). Serve with cilantro jalapeño hummus (recipe below).
  1. Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
  2. Add all of the listed ingredients, minus the tahini and warm water, to the bowl of a food processor. Blend until mixed well, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the tahini and puree once more. Then add the warm water and puree until silky smooth. Serve right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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1 Review

BarbaraTheCook April 10, 2023
Okay, so I only made the jalapeño cilantro hummus, but it was outstanding and a fan favorite at our gathering this weekend. I will make the fries as well, but the hummus was super duper good. I did add a pinch of cayenne and a little more salt after tasting it, but that's it. Right on the money for being a tasty, fresh dip. A new favorite, for sure.