Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Best harissa recipes

Jazz up your meal with one of our punchy harissa recipes. From harissa and halloumi toasties to smoked lamb meatballs with sweet-sour harissa sauce, there's sure to be a recipe in this collection to spruce up your mid-week meal or wow your dinner party crowd

Looking for ideas to use up the jar of harissa in your cupboard? Check out our harissa recipes, from everyday ideas to show-stopping vegetarian entertaining centrepieces. This chilli paste blended with garlic and spices is super aromatic. We’ve included a recipe to make your own harissa from Dan Doherty also. Use harissa paste in our Mediterranean recipes…


Chunky wedges of roasted rose harissa cauliflower, served with warm hummus and a super-simple homemade dukkah.

Roasted harissa cauliflower with warm coriander hummus and dukkah

Our yummy sticky harissa chicken is a healthy option for a mid-week meal that isn’t short on flavour. There will be plenty of sauce, so serve with rice or grains to soak it up, and perhaps a bitter leaf salad.

Harissa Chicken Recipe with Marmalade

There’s a careful balance of flavours here – a sweetness from the honey, a warming spice from the harissa, a freshness from the lemon – and they’re all soaked up by the perfectly roasted cauliflower, becoming a wonderfully hearty and warm salad.

Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Harissa Recipe

With its tropical notes and its subtle harissa heat, this loaf cake serves up a big slice of holiday flavour, topped with a creamy icing. Don’t be scared of the harissa – the flavour mellows in the cooking. Check out our best banana recipes here.

Banana and Pineapple Cake Recipe

Make your own nutty dukkah as a dip for these chicken wings spiced up with harissa and Frank’s RedHot sauce, ideal for a dinner party with friends.  Discover more of our best party food recipes here.

Harissa Hot Wings Recipe with Hazelnut Dukkah

Brushed with punchy harissa this chicken breast dish is an easy everyday dinner for two.

Harissa Chicken Recipe with Couscous Salad

Use up your leftover potatoes with this punchy recipe. Make this quick recipe for an easy side dish.

Quick Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe with Harissa

Harissa is essentially a Tunisian chilli pepper paste, and there are thousands of variations – this recipe comes from Dan Doherty. It has heat, but it’s balanced, and has so many layers of flavour, each one coming as soon as the previous has subsided. Once you’ve found the balance you like, you’ll end up putting it on everything.


Check out our vegan roasted cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. This cauliflower recipe makes for a great side dish when feeding a hungry crowd. Plus it’s low in calories and it’s gluten free.

Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Check out Sabrina Ghayour’s take on everybody’s favourite, the classic cheese toastie. Filled with salty halloumi, rose harissa and honey for a touch of sweetness, this toastie is too delicious for words. It’s meat-free too, so your veggie friends don’t have to miss out.

Halloumi, harissa and honey Toastie

The best way to enjoy a nice tuna steak… alongside harissa potatoes. All the ingredients are easy to get hold of and it’s on the table in 25 minutes. Here are more stew ideas too try…

Chargrilled Tuna and Potato Stew with Harissa served in a grey bowl on a white marble surface

Check out these honey glazed cocktail sausages with harissa. These quick and easy skewers are super simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes, a perfect side to your summer bbq. More BBQ ideas here…

Sausage Skewers Recipe with Harissa and Honey

Check out this quick and easy vegan salad recipe with roasted courgettes and crunchy chickpeas tossed in punchy harissa. It’s ready in 20 minutes and low in calories too.

Roast Courgette Salad Recipe with Chickpeas

Jazz up your Sunday lunch and make this easy recipe for an impressive alternative roast. This simple but flavoursome leg of lamb is coated in a crunchy sesame and yoghurt crust and served with cucumber and red cabbage for extra colour and crunch, so grab a flatbread and get stuck in.

Yogurt Marinated Lamb with Sesame

Check out our quick and easy chorizo and butter bean stew. This warming recipe is a simple midweek dinner for two – ready in 20 minutes.

Chorizo and Bean Stew Recipe

Check out this poussin recipe with preserved lemons. This easy dish makes a great alternative to any weekend roast recipe. Serve with freshly chopped tabbouleh salad and a smooth saffron yogurt.

Poussin Recipe with Preserved Lemons and Tabbouleh

Check out this simple low calorie sweet potato recipe. This veggie dish with freekeh salad is easy to prepare and can be made for a filling midweek meal.

Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe with Freekeh Grain Salad

Check out these spicy veggie fritters with punchy harissa yogurt. These fritters pack plenty of flavour and make for a great snacking recipe.

Veggie Fritters With Harissa

Check out these baby new potatoes wrapped in crispy bacon with a punchy, creamy harissa soft cheese dip. This simple bite size potato skewers recipe make an easy bbq side dish to have at your next summer dinner party.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Recipe with Cheese Dip served on a pale grey speckled round plate

These crunchy fish fritters with sweet and spicy dip from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour are a great idea for a middle-Eastern dinner party spread.

Spiced Cod Fritters Recipe With Harissa Honey Dip

Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives this sauce a rich, deep flavour and combines really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result.

Merguez Sausage Recipe with Cod and Harissa Sauce

Spice up your life with this quick and easy recipe for spicy couscous, tomato and fish broth. The harissa in this gives the dish a wonderfully smokey edge.

Giant couscous with spicy fish broth

Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party. Pair this gluten free, low calorie zingy salad with some of her other easy recipes (such as her lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce or spiced cod frittas with harissa honey dip) to create an impressive sharing spread

Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe with Orange And Raisins

Seasonal guinea fowl in a bowl of comforting buttery couscous makes this a true December-time dish. It serves up to six people so it’s a great alternative to a traditional Sunday roast.


This recipe from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour for flakey puff pastry wrapped around tender lamb koftas is sure to be a hit with your dinner party guests.

Lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce recipe

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Keşkek with aleppo pepper butter and gözleme with caçik

These smoked lamb meatballs with sweet-sour harissa sauce are quick and easy to make but are packed full of flavour.

Smoked Lamb Meatballs Recipe With Harissa Sauce

The best family meal for lamb steaks. We love sweet potato wedges and these paprika-dusted ones are quick and easy to make at home. Ready in just half an hour.

Lamb steaks with harissa-roasted sweet potatoes

his recipe for harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar is quick, easy and healthy, but packs a flavour punch.

Harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar

Not an authentic Moroccan dish but one inspired by eating there, as Moroccans like their tomatoes sweet. Pairing this sweetness with the sharpness of labneh (drained yoghurt) is a perfect combination.


Harissa dressing adds colour to new potatoes in this quick and easy super salad. If you can’t get hold of edamame beans sliced mangetout are a great substitution.


This healthy open sandwich is packed with delicious, fresh flavours but is ready in just 20 minutes and under 500 calories.


These harissa lamb cutlets with tahini yogurt sauce are easy to make, ready in just 30 minutes and under 500 calories.

Harissa lamb cutlets with tahini yogurt sauce

This recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with harissa yogurt, toasted nuts and seeds from Dan Doherty makes veg the star of the show.

Best ever sweet potato recipes

The best stew for lamb. Harissa gives this easy one-pot a kick of heat and parsley and lemon bring out the summer flavours. Serve with rice alongside.

Summer lamb and herb stew

Spice up your Christmas turkey with harissa and saffron and serve with all the trimmings or this zesty lemon couscous.

Harissa-spiced turkey crown with preserved lemon couscous

A speedy recipe to make a healthy, yet spicy chicken dish. Quickly marinate the chicken in harissa, lemon juice and coriander, leave for a few minutes then grill. Serve with a couscous and butter bean mix for an easy midweek meal for two.


A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

This recipe for harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach is super easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes and gluten-free.

Harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach

Smoky harissa puts an imaginative spin on this otherwise quick and simple midweek supper. You could serve this with rice if you’re not keen on couscous.


This recipe for chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower with harissa comes from Le Bab in London and makes a great veggie side dish.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Reciope with Harissa

We love avocado! With this recipe for grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt, we’ve promoted it to BBQ star.

19 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes for a Veggie Grill

Try this great twist on a classic burger. Lamb burgers are spiced up with aromatic harissa and served with sweet potato wedges and a cucumber-yogurt dip.


These quick halloumi flatbreads with harissa dressing are easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and vegetarian – perfect for a midweek meal.

Quick halloumi flatbreads with harissa dressing

Get into the new superfood revolution with this healthy combination of grilled salmon, farro or freekeh, harissa and herbs all mixed together in a spicy main course salad.

Salmon Salad Recipe With Chilli and Mint Dressing served in a white oval dish on a electric blue table cloth

A luxurious salad of chicken and courgette in an orange and harissa dressing tossed with bright green pistachios makes a quick meal for any day of the week.


The best lamb shawarma recipe. This Middle-Eastern dish is easy to recreate at home if you have a bit of time. Serve with pickled red cabbage and harissa sauce.

Lamb shawarma with pickled red cabbage and harissa dressing

You can make this Moroccan lamb and chorizo stew the day before you need to feed a crowd and chill until you’re ready for your guests to feast.

Moroccan kofte and chorizo stew

This will become a brunch staple. Poaching eggs for a crowd might seem daunting but we’ve made it easy.


This recipe for slow-cooked lamb creates a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth supper. Perfect for feeding the family on a weekend, they’ll love the fresh flavour of pomegranate with harissa-spiced couscous.


Cauliflower has become extremely popular recently, thanks in part to the fact that you can use it instead of rice etc. This recipe from John Doe restaurant in Notting Hill embraces that trend with venison and mutton kofte, cauliflower couscous, flatbread and harissa.

Cauliflower Couscous Recipe with Mutton kofta

A great dish to feed a crowd, this lamb is best marinated overnight then grilled on the BBQ. The flavours of fennel, tomatoes and lemon go well with the meat.