If you are a Hungry Ali fan, chances are you are already supes familar with one of my new favorite ingredients, harissa. It makes a stunning appearance in my fan favorite lemon harissa chicken. Not only is it a sheet pan miracle, but the smoky, spicy flavors of the harissa paired with bright, zesty lemon steal the show.
But this super ingredient that stays stocked in my fridge at all times is not just a one-dish pony. As I started to think through other uses for this North African condiment, only one thing came to mind: hummus.
I have been a hummus fanatic for as long as I can remember. Can you blame me though? It's creamy, savory and healthy(ish), making for one of the most perfect snacks. I will eat hummus just about any way it comes, but my favorite hummus varieties are those that stand out from your classic combination. So when I thought about adding harissa to a classic hummus recipe, it was really a no brainer!