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Flavor of the Month: The heat is on in harissa

North Africa’s pepper paste is loaded with spices

Harissa is a spicy paste that can be found throughout North Africa. It is made with a combination of chilies (fresh, roasted or dried), garlic, olive oil and a variety of spices such as cumin, coriander, mint and carraway. Harissa provides the opportunity for operators to embrace a trendy, global ingredient and appeal to heat lovers everywhere. Although it is gaining traction as a dressing or condiment for salads and sandwiches, harissa is commonly used in sauces and glazes and paired with meat and roasted vegetables.

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