Tag Archives: harissa

Spicy Rutabaga Fava Bean Soup

This soup has typical Finnish fall produce and North African spices. We thought that the earthy and sweet rutabaga combined really well with the rich and complex flavors of ras-el-hanout, the fava beans providing a mild backdrop to it all. Our soup’s enchanting fragrance complemented its taste in an elegant manner. Soup ingredients: olive oil […]

Spicy Sunflower Seed Spread

This is another take on Mihl’s sunflower seed spread, but this time we seasoned it with sundried tomatoes, harissa, and parsley. Really good and spicy, this goes well with potato bread and alfalfa sprouts like in the photo, and is even better with Finnish rye bread. With all the seasonings, this doesn’t have as much […]

Za’atar Tofu

On Thursday evening after two dance classes I was pretty hungry, and Heikki was at a somewhat early Christmas party. Luckily this dinner didn’t take me more than about 10 minutes to make. I had marinated the tofu earlier the same day, instant cous cous cooked in a few minutes – and the Ajvar yogurt […]

Split Chick Pea Soup

Served with a slice of bread, this soup is a tasty wintertime dinner in itself. It only took me about 10 minutes to make plus an hour to simmer. Long cooking time cuts the sharpness of the Middle Eastern hot chili pepper paste, harissa, and mellows down the garlic as well. My soup looks more […]