Creamy Harissa Pasta


Recipe (serves 1)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove

1 tbsp harissa

1/2 lemon, juiced

Sprinkle ground cumin

Sprinkle of cumin/ caraway seeds

Sprinkle ground cinnamon

3 tbsp Nush natural yog

1 portion pasta of choice

Salt and pepper

To Serve
Crispy breadcrumbs

Chopped parsley

Olive oil



To a pestle and mortar, or blender, crush your garlic until you have a paste. Add your harissa, salt, pepper, and spices.

When you’re ready, cook your pasta until al dente in well-salted water

Once your pasta is cooked, add 1/2 cup of pasta water to a jug, then drain the remaining pasta and set aside.

In a separate deep-frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, over medium heat, and once heated, pour in your harissa mixture. Allow to fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant, then add your Nush almond yog.

Season, then add a splash of pasta water along with your cooked pasta. Allow your sauce to thicken around your pasta, mixing, flipping, and adding more pasta water if it gets too thick.

Once you’re happy with the consistency of the sauce, stir through a small handful of chopped parsley, then plate up the pasta.

Top with crispy breadcrumbs, more parsley, a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil, and a pinch of salt before eating immediately.