Condiments are a delicious way to preserve the fruit and vegetables of the summer to be enjoyed year round. From Indian chutneys to relishes and sauces of all types, these sweet and savory; tangy and spicy additions add big flavors to any meal. The North African condiment, Harissa is like any condiment in that the heat, spices and salt help to preserve and enjoy these flavors over the seasons.
1 whole red bell pepper
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped (2/3 cup)
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 small can of Chile en adobo
1 1/2 tsp tomato paste
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
Combine ingredients in the food processor and pulse into a paste. Store in mason jars and serve with grilled items or veggies, especially carrots.