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Roasted Pepper & Chilli Paste

harissa recipe vegan

Homemade Roasted Pepper and Chilli Paste

This delicious red pepper and chilli paste is packed with flavour from the smoked paprika, garlic, cumin and red peppers. It works well in most recipes such as garnishing veg, stirring into soups and stews and mixing into salads. It’s just a few ingredients but creates the most delicious combination of flavours.

What’s in the paste?

If you like harissa you’ll like this recipe, it’s a lot less spicy but still carries flavour.

Jarred Red Peppers- I love buying the antipasti jars of roasted peppers as they work really well in this recipe.

Chilli- You can either use 1 small red chilli or 1 tsp of chilli flakes for this recipe.

Smoke Paprika- You may not know but you can get a spicy smoked paprika and a slightly sweeter version of smoked paprika. I prefer the sweeter version however use what you have available.

Garlic- I use just 1 large clove for this recipe but feel free to add up to 4 depending on how strong you want this.

harissa recipe vegan

home made harissa paste

Roasted Pepper and Chilli Paste

Homemade roasted pepper and chilli paste, full of flavour and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Garlic, smoked paprika, chilli and peppers is all that's needed for this paste.
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 200 ml


  • ½ cup olive oil 130m
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds or ground coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 roasted red pepper I use the antipasti jars of roasted peppers
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Blitz in a food processor until silky smooth

If you like this recipe why not try my roasted cauliflower & harissa stew

cauliflower and potato soup vegan recipe

Dressings and Sauces Recipe

Avocado & Basil Pesto

vegan avocado & Basil pesto recipe

avocado and basil pesto recipe

I'm sharing my a delicious new recipe for a vegan avocado and basil pesto which is so creamy and


1 Avocado (I used a gem avocado)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4, cup olive oil
Pinch of olive oil


Cook with your favourite pasta (I used orecchiette pasta)


Simply pop all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth

Bring your favourite pasta to a simmer until cooked

Drain the water then add the pesto to the pasta and heat for a further 5 minutes to cook off the garlic


vegan avocado basil pesto recipe
Dressings and Sauces Recipe Sides & Savoury Snacks

Charred Tenderstem with Tamari & Ginger Dressing


  • 220g Tenderstem®
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp chopped ginger
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and gently simmer the Tenderstem® for around 3 minutes
  • Place a griddle pan on high heat adding the sesame seeds, then drain the Tenderstem® and add to the griddle
  • Leave on a high heat for around 3 minutes until one side is charred then add the sesame seeds
  • Turn the Tenderstem® and char the other side
  • In a small dressing dish, mix the tamari, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes
  • Place the Tenderstem® on a side plate, add the toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle the dressing over
  • Serve up with a delicious stir fry and enjoy as a side dish
charred tenderstem with ginger and tamari dressing
Tenderstem with oriental dip
Tenderstem with oriental dip