I designate every Sunday pasta day. Ok, ok, I know. So, how about I designate every Sunday for the next four weeks Harissa Pasta Sunday. Because even though this pasta is so, so, so pretty and even more delicious than you can image, I understand that you might get a little bit harissa’d out. And take note of the maybe.
To be honest I don’t think there is such a thing as too much harissa, as you can see from love of Harissa Recipes like this roast harissa lamb with stuffed harissa apricots or my gluten-free harissa meatballs, saffron rice and harissa-butter corn.
How To Make Harissa Pasta
This pasta is one of the simplest recipes you can make. Seriously there are 3 core ingredients, pasta, fragrant harissa and spring onions, but adding the pine nuts and oranges means you get a whole amazing explosion of flavours in every bite. The oranges give it a light citrusy lift to the harissa paste.
You can pretty much make this in less than 20 mins which mean it is great for a quick weeknight supper, impromptu lunches and crowd-pleasing recipe for when you want to treat your nearest and dearest to a fragrant brunch.
To be honest I make it quite a lot during the summer holidays when I have had rather long busy days hanging with the kiddoes. The sort of evening during which I can barely raise myself from the couch to turn on Netflix, let alone actually stand at a cooker and make elaborate meals. That is when I appreciate the amazing simplicity that is this pasta.
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Here is how to Make Harissa Pasta. Please do try it and if you do make it then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes. You can also share it on my Facebook page.
- 200 g (7oz) pasta
- Olive oil
- 4 spring onions (scallions), sliced
- 2 tbsp harissa paste
- Toasted pine nuts for topping
- Orange slices
- Cook pasta according to the packet instructions and set aside somewhere warm.
Heat olive oil in frying pan, add the spring onions and cook for a couple of mins.
Stir in the harissa paste and cook for approx 1 mins until fragrant.
Add in the pasta and stir till the pasta is well coated before switching off heat
- Serve the pasta in bowls topped with pine nuts and orange slices for squeezing over the pasta.