Easy Harissa Seasoning

Easy Harissa Seasoning

Harissa seasoning is a blend of spices and hot peppers, which is commonly made as a paste form made with oil. So we want to share with you our super quick recipe for recreating an easy homemade harissa seasoning.

What is Harissa?

A classic Harissa spice blend is known for its sweet and smoky flavour yet most importantly it will bring lots of spice and heat to your dish. Coming from Tunisia and is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. This paste is usually used as a marinade or as a dip. Our recipe below is an easy homemade powder of dry spice blend.

Ingredients in Harissa Seasoning

To make Harissa paste will need dried chillies and roasted pepper. This will bring a vibrant red colour to the dish. For the dry mix , we will use chillies, smoked paprika and traditional harissa spices such as coriander, caraway and cumin as well as garlic and salt.

How to use Harissa Seasoning

I don’t eat a whole lot of spicy foods, but I do enjoy heat every now and again. Which is why this powder is great to make then store away in the cupboard until next time.

Harissa powder works great as a rub for seasoning onto meat joints like steaks and chicken. It is also a perfect spice blend to add to Middle Eastern dishes like stews and soups. I add a teaspoon of the seasoning per person to the dish.

I commonly use harrisa powder as a seasoning for couscous or on roasted vegetables and chickpeas – really delicious!

Harissa Powder seasoning

Harissa Seasoning

See our recipe to make easy DIY Harissa seasoning to bring some heat to your dishes! Use dry roasted spices or whole spices to easy combine this blend.
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword blend, chilli, diy seasoning, harissa, middle eastern, spice, spices
Servings 40 tsp


  • 6 tbsp Chilli 48g
  • 3 tbsp Smoked Paprika 21g
  • 3 tbsp Coriander 15g
  • 3 tbsp Cumin 18g
  • 4 tsp Caraway 9g
  • 4 tsp Garlic Powder 13g
  • 3 tsp Salt 17g


  • If you have all the ingredients as pre-ground spices, add the quantities together in a airtight jar and shake well to combine
  • If you have the whole roasted spices, combine into a pestle and mortar and grind until fine powder

This seasoning is vegan and gluten free, to see more recipes like this search here.

More DIY Spice blends

Check our more of our DIY seasonings and spice blends here, if you are into Indian you will love our Curry Powder and Garam Masala.

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2 thoughts on “Easy Harissa Seasoning”

  • What an interesting blog you have. I really like the recipes for homemade spice mixtures.

  • I’ve made a rose harissa seasoning recipe which I got from a fellow blogger. Love the taste and I’m sure this version of yours is delicious too

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