Dressings and Sauces Recipe

Roasted Pepper & Chilli Paste

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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.

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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 minutes
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

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