Bissara

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Description[edit]

This is a classic Tunisian soup, spiced with harissa, one of the most popular condiments in the Middle East and North Africa

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

Put beans or Lentils in a stock pot. Cover with water, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cover; cook slowly for 30 minutes. Purée the beans.

Peel the garlic. In a clean pot, warm the oil, cook the garlic, and add the tomato paste, cumin, and harissa. Add the bean purée, add water or broth to a soup consistency, and season with salt and pepper. Heat to just below boiling. Serve with extra harissa on the side.