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Budget Friendly Recipes

15 Rose Harissa Meals

In light of Waitrose’s recent student store cupboard suggestions, we have put together 15 different budget friendly recipes.

Our Rose Harissa has a slow-burning chilli heat, balanced with sweet smokiness that adds real depth of flavour to any dish. It is one of our signature ingredients and bestsellers, having been developed from a secret recipe back in 1995. The name Harissa comes from the Arabic harasa, meaning ‘to pound’ or ‘break into pieces'. It is not far from a straight translation of the Italian pestare, to 'pound' or 'crush' - which is where we get the word 'pesto' from.

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1. Add to tinned tomatoes and mix with pasta

40p tomatoes + 45p pasta+ 45p harissa + 3p seasoning = £1.33 for 2 people, 66p per person

Add mince and make a tasty spaghetti bolognese

 £3.75 for mince, 89p pasta, 25p for onion garlic, 89p pasta, 90p harissa = £6.68 for 4 people – which means just £1.67 per person

 

2. Use as a base for baked eggs (shakshuka) 

1 onion and garlic = 25p, 1 pepper = 40p, tomatoes = 45p, 4 eggs = 75p, toast = 15p, harissa = 90p, seasoning 5p

Total = £2.85 for 2 people or £1.43 per person

 

3. Eggs on toast 

3 eggs for 50p, bread = 8p, harissa = 40p total = 98p serves 3

33p per person

 

4. Use on chicken, salmon or Haloumi as a marinade with roasted veg

1 bag carrots = 75, 3 red onions = 75, Bunch mint = 75p, Oil and seasoning = 25p, Veg garnish = 2.25 /4 = 56p each

Chicken breast = 1.10 each + 20p + 56p = £1.86 per person ...or... Salmon fillet = 1.85 each + 20p + 56p = £2.61 per person ...or... Halloumi = 1.10 per portion + 20p harissa+ 56p = £1.86 per person

 

5. Baked potatoes, cheese and beans

1 potato = 25p, 60g cheddar cheese = 40p, ½ tin beans = 16p, harissa = 35p

Total = £1.16 per person

 

6. Bacon and egg sandwich

Bacon = 65p (smoked streaky), 1 egg = 18p, bread = 8p, harissa 20p, ketchup 8p = £1.19 per person

 

7. Stir through cooked rice or cous cous

Cous cous = 68p + 70p harissa = £1.38, for 4 people or 35p per person

Rice = 1.69 + 75p harissa = £2.44, for 4 people or 61p per person

 

8. Use as a base for wraps or flat breads

1 wrap = 12p, cream cheese 20p, tuna 50p, salad = 30p, harissa = 40p total = £1.52

 

9. Add to roasted vegetables or steamed green vegetables

Roasting veg mix = £2, harissa = 50p, serves 3 = 76p each

 

10. Stir into mashed potato

Potatoes £1, milk, butter and salt £1, harissa £80p = £2.80 for 4 people

70p per person

 

11. Mix our Rose Harissa into mincemeat for Tacos

£1.54 for tacos, 90p harissa, £4.50 for mince

45p tomatoes, Sour cream = £1.15, Kidney beans 58p, Total = £9.12 for 4 people = £2.28 per person 

 

12. Add to lamb mince for easy lamb Kofte

£4.49 for 500g lamb, 90p harissa, salt = 2p= 5.41 for 4 portions = £1.35 per portion

 

13. Mix with coconut milk to make a curry

1.60 for coconut milk, Harissa = 90p, 1 onion = 10p,, Garlic 5p, Butternut squash £2

£3.05 for 4 so just 76p per person

 

14. Add to tomato juice and vodka…

Vodka = 80p, Tomato juice  = 20p, Harissa = 15p, Lemon = 20p

£1.35 per glass

 

15. Add to houmous

300g hummus = 1.85, harissa = 90p total = £2.75 – enough for 4 to 6

So between 45p to 70p per person

Explore our range of Harissas

Apricot Harissa

Apricot Harissa

Middle Eastern spice paste with sweet apricot, ras el hanout and a chilli kick

Rose Harissa

Rose Harissa

Spicy, sultry Rose Harissa is one of our best sellers, famous in restaurant and domestic kitchens all over the UK.