This is comfort food at its best, 15 minutes and you have a delicious, spicy creamy bowl of awesome.
Obviously great as a weekday lunch (or supper if you’re feeling extra lazy!), this can also be used as a side to a Mediterranean feast for guests, to beef up your otherwise boring noodles 🙂 I use smoked springbok at home, but use whatever smoked meat you can get your hands on – you don’t need much, it’s just a flavour. If you want to make it vegetarian, just leave it out, especially if your harissa is already quite smoky.
Linguini with harissa and yoghurt
- Linguini As much as you feel like eating
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 100g Smoked meat
- Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Rose harissa
- 1-2 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 1/4 Cup Tahini
- 1/3-1/2 Cup Greek yoghurt
- Salt and pepper
- Chuck the linguini in the microwave for 10 minutes in boiling salted water.
- Fry the carrots and onions on high heat, stirring constantly, until starting to brown and caramelize. Add the garlic, bacon/meat, harissa, tomato paste and fry for another 2 minutes. Add the tahini and the pasta back to the pan (pasta should be done by now, drain the water) and stir well to combine. Mix through the yoghurt, taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.