Trader Joe’s roasted cauliflower and cheese raviolis with creamy harissa sauce and mini pepper slices, so flavorful and easy!
It’s quite obvious that I’m a huge fan of harissa. A little bit of adds so much flavor to anything that you cook it with. This is why I love adding it to sauces. I have a few other delicious harissa recipes on my blog! They always seem to be a hit.
What is Harissa?
Harissa is a spicy and aromatic chile paste that’s a used a lot in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. Harissa recipes depend on the country but typically include a mixture of smoked hot Chile peppers, oil, garlic and spices like cumin and coriander. It’s pretty spicy so a little bit goes a long way!
I get my harissa paste at Trader Joe’s and I love it. You can find it in most grocery stores or even buy it on Amazon. Just keep in mind, some are mild and spicy. I find the Trader Joe’s one pretty mild. Harissa and coconut cream/milk is a great combination. The creamy coconut and the flavorful harissa just compliment each other so nicely. Which is why the two main ingredients in this sauce is coconut cream (I also find this at Trader Joe’s) and harissa paste. I also add some tomato paste as well.
Other harissa recipes:
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- Trader Joe’s cauliflower and cheese ravioli (or raviolis of choice
- Harissa paste
- Coconut cream, heavy cream will also work
- Tomato paste
- Mini peppers
- Smoked paprika
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Chopped parsley for topping, optional
These raviolis with creamy harissa sauce make for the perfect for week-night dinner. It’s easy to throw together but so full of flavor which makes it super satisfying. I love pairing it with a simple salad.Print
1 (8.8 oz) container of Trader Joe’s roasted cauliflower and cheese raviolis, or raviolis of choice
1 & 1/2 tbsp harissa paste
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup mini peppers, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley for topping, optional
Cook raviolis according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, start the sauce by adding olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
Add sliced peppers and let cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add garlic and let cook another 40 seconds to a minute, stirring around frequently.
Add cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and mix around.. then quickly add the harissa paste and tomato paste.
Whisk in the coconut cream and reduce heat to medium low.
Let cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring around frequently. Sauce should be smooth and creamy.
Taste and adjust seasonings if need be.
Toss raviolis in sauce.
Top with fresh chopped parsley if desired and enjoy!