Harissa? explain it all - Harissa is a paste made from roasted peppers, chillies & a few other spices & is common in North African recipes calling for it to be added to stews & soups (according to google) I buy it a lot as even a teaspoonful of this stuff really does go a long way to enhancing the flavour of dishes, especially If you are like me & sometimes enjoy a little kick to your food. It adds a lot to this super simple & healthy summer salad and doesn't exactly require Jamie Oliver level skills to make it happen!
Here we go
- Pop a handful of cashews in the oven (no oil) and bake for around 6-8 minutes.
- Chop a few vine tomatoes, 1 whole baby gem lettuce & a few inches of cucumber & assemble in a bowl.
- Remove half an avocado from its skin & slice thinly.
- To make the dressing use 1 teaspoon of Harissa, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, squeeze of 1/2 lemon (or full lemon if you have no use for the other half) some sweet paprika & some sea salt & mix with a spoon.
- Remove the cashews from the oven, add to the salad and layer the dressing over.