Harissa and I first met over a Moroccan Tagine. Immediately hooked, I started making my own harissa variations at home and although I usually start out by soaking dried chilies, I often can't find dried chilies when I travel to see friends. This version starts with canned chipotle chilies, a product I have better luck finding outside the bigger cities. Use this delicious sauce alongside anything from scrambled eggs to grilled vegetables and burgers. It's amazing with grilled sweet corn. —MissGinsu
canned chipotle chilies in sauce
fresh lemon juice
In This Recipe
Add the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container. The flavor will improve after it mellows for a few days. Excess harissa will keep well when refrigerated for a couple of weeks, or frozen for a couple of months.