Avocado Toast with Harissa Paste Recipe: Harissa is a hot chili sauce made from hot peppers and spices. The heat of the
step-by-step directions

Avocado Toast with Harissa Paste

  • 1 slice Honey Whole-Wheat Bread (or your favorite Whole-Grain Bread)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Harissa Paste
  • 1/2 ripe Avocado
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • Sea Salt
  • dried Chile Flakes

For the Harissa Paste:

  • 9 dried Red Chile Peppers (seeded and stemmed; ancho for a mild heat; chile de arbol for fire breathers)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (peeled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Iodized Salt
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil (plus extra for storing)
step-by-step directions
  • For the Avocado Toast: Toast the bread. Spread it with the harissa, if desired, and mash the avocado on top. Drizzle with the oil and honey. Top with a pinch of sea salt and chile flakes.
  • For the Harissa Paste: Soak dried chiles in hot water for 45 minutes.  Drain and remove the stems and seeds; squeeze out the extra water.  
  • Use a food processor or blender (or mortar and pestle) to combine the peppers, garlic, coriander, cumin, and salt.  Add in oil to blend into a smooth paste.
  • Store in air tight container and top with a thin layer of olive oil to form a hermetic seal.  The harissa will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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