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Creamy Vegan Harissa Pasta

15 min

Meal

This is pasta is packed with flavour, one of which is called 'harrisa'. Harissa is a paste consisting of a variety of chili peppers, spices, and herbs and is native to the Maghreb. As seen in the video accompanying this recipe, when following the directions, this dish can come together in as little as 15 minutes. Dinner will be ready before you know it!

Servings

Total

15 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

10 min

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Ingredients

  • 8.8 oz (250 g)
    dry linguine noodles
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2
    roasted red bell peppers from a jar, chopped
  • 2 cups (60 g)
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp (25 g)
    canned tomato paste
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (3 g)
    dried oregano
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp
    salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    soy cooking cream
  • 1 cup (134 g)
    frozen green peas
  • 3 Tbsp (25 g)
    toasted pine nuts
  • ½
    lemon, zested, juiced

Optional garnish

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Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, draining it 1 minute before it's al dente. Just before draining, reserve ½ cup (120 mL) of the pasta cooking water.
  2. To a sauté pan on high heat, add the olive oil. While the oil heats up, chop the onion and add it to the pan to cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mince the garlic, and chop the roasted red bell peppers and spinach.
  4. Add the garlic to the pan to cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. When lightly golden, add in the tomato paste, bouillon cube, harissa, oregano, paprika powder, and salt, and cook this for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the reserved pasta cooking water to the pan, then drain the pasta. Add the drained pasta to the pot as well, along with all the remaining ingredients: the cooking cream, peas, nutritional yeast, pine nuts, bell pepper, and spinach.
  6. Once heated through, add some lemon zest (optional) and squeeze over the lemon juice. Serve with fresh basil and enjoy!

Notes

  • * Harissa offers a deep tangy and spicy flavour, so add less if you'd prefer less heat.

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Grains & Starches 66%

dry linguine noodles

Proteins 10%

frozen green peas

nutritional yeast flakes

toasted pine nuts

Fruits & Veggies 24%

medium onion

clove garlic

roasted red bell pepper from a jar

fresh spinach

canned tomato paste

lemon

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

olive oil

soy cooking cream

toasted pine nuts

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Jo from Suffolk uk - May 18, 2022, 10:51 p.m.

This dish is simply delicious 😋 thank you

PUL Team - May 19, 2022, 1:58 a.m.

Thank you, Jo!


Thirza - April 28, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

We eat this almost every week, it's so good!


Jennifer - April 28, 2022, 8:23 a.m.

Quick, Easy and most important DELICIOUS!

PUL Team - April 29, 2022, 3:42 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Jennifer 😄


Joe Roberts - April 25, 2022, 12:58 a.m.

Wow! This just jumped up into my top 5 of all time. Incredible dish!

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 5:03 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Joe, thank you!


sharon johnston - April 24, 2022, 6:39 p.m.

Thank you so much...amazing real food.


Sara - April 24, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

It was amazing!!


Maja - April 21, 2022, 6:13 p.m.

Hi,
I was wondering if I could substitute harissa powder for the harissa sauce. The powder is one of my pantry stables so I am curious if the final product would be very similar or if it makes a bit difference. I read online that I could use a 1:1:1 or 2:2:1 ratio of harissa powder, oil and water.

PS. I absolutly love the whole blog and all the recipes !

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:22 a.m.

Hi Maja! Thanks for the kind words and question. You can use harissa powder if desired. It may be worthwhile to start with less (such as just 1 tbsp) and add more to taste. Sometimes powders can be a tad more concentrated and have an extra kick to them 😊


Lana - April 20, 2022, 6:41 p.m.

Loved this recipe
Added some fresh turnip greens and pistachio instead of pine nuts. No complaints from the kids, which is an amazing sign!

PUL Team - April 20, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

A lovely substitution idea, Lana, and we're so thrilled the kids enjoyed it too 😃


Loes - April 15, 2022, 6:21 p.m.

Yes it is easy to make and really tasty ! especially the next day !

PUL Team - April 16, 2022, 7:59 a.m.

Thank you, Loes!


Annalor - April 12, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

My absolute favorite pasta recipe. I cook this once a week. I usually mix up the veggies according to what I have and often use frozen Peas and spinach
Delicious and super easy and now that i remember to start the pasta water first its ready in half an hour

PUL Team - April 13, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

A lovely tip and so glad it's being enjoyed, Annalor!


Kristina Wong - April 12, 2022, 6:44 a.m.

This recipe was so delicious! I used a fresh red pepper and sautéed it for 5-7 mins and then substituted coconut milk for part of the sauce, such a flavorful and satisfying recipe with the harissa spice. Thank you!!

PUL Team - April 13, 2022, 2:22 a.m.

Ooo that sounds delicious, Kristina! Thanks for sharing the modifications with us ✨


Charlotte - April 7, 2022, 9:57 p.m.

I just made this recipe for the second time ever this evening and we loved it!! I can't believe I haven't tried harissa in any dishes before because it is a sure fire winner! I love the ratio of sauce to pasta and all the extras added into the sauce alongside the pasta.
I used brown rice spaghetti this evening which is one of the first successful types of GF spaghetti which doesn't break up when stirred into a recipe! Double success! 🏆🙌🏻

PUL Team - April 10, 2022, 5:27 a.m.

Aw it means so much, Charlotte, thanks a bunch! The brown rice spaghetti tip is also very helpful 😃


Steven - April 1, 2022, 8:08 a.m.

You two have a lot to answer for. This 70 year old’s life is changing, most definitely for the better. I am growing my own food and learning new ways to cook, often alongside my granddaughters. Most of the time they teach me, but secretly I know where the long lasting benefits are taking root. I have tried each of the three 20 minute meals and I can’t thank you enough for the gentle and intelligent guidance running through all your work. Take a bow superstars.
Best wishes from Yorkshire, England.

PUL Team - April 1, 2022, 5:34 p.m.

Oh dearest Steven, thank YOU for the kind words and inspiration! Growing your own food sounds incredible. It means so much that the PUL content is being enjoyed as well. Wishing you and your granddaughters an abundance of health and wellness 💚


Chris David - April 1, 2022, 7:28 a.m.

I love it yummy!!! It's really awesome. Great recipe and really a nice one. Will surely try this. Try this one


Mark - March 26, 2022, 7:01 p.m.

I made this recipe today. It was amazing! So much flavour and so creamy!!
And really easy to make! Thank you

PUL Team - March 27, 2022, 12:14 a.m.

So glad to hear, Mark, thank you!


Angel - March 20, 2022, 7:32 p.m.

Oh my goodness, this is the most delicious pasta recipe. And so easy to make! I used coconut milk instead of vegan cream, and I roasted the red peppers myself - slowly roasted in olive oil with some whole garlic cloves, and it was delicious! I also used Rose harissa paste. We will be making this regularly. Thank you so much for all the work you do and for such a gorgeous website. We are in love with your recipes and they never fail to deliver.

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 2:22 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Angel, thank you! We appreciate the kind words so much 🥰


Stephanie - March 15, 2022, 9:55 p.m.

This recipe is amazing. So much flavor and so easy to make. I now make this a regular in my menu rotation. Let's also talk about how it's not possible to watch PUL videos without smiling. Their videos are a great example of the positive impact one can have on people's emotions. I highly recommend!!!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 5:35 a.m.

Oh, Stephanie, you're much too kind! Thanks for supporting PUL and sharing the glowing feedback 🥰


Veronica - March 14, 2022, 11:21 p.m.

Absolutely sold again!! Making this a second time today and I noticed how happy and excited I am while I prepare any recipe from pick up limes!! I had a bad day today...but collected ingredients for this pasta dish and my mood changed for the better! You all at pick up limes are a gift, and discovery of new food creations and health benefits is a treasure 💓 thank you thank thank you!!

Much appreciation
Veronica 😊🎉😍

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

Aw, Veronica, your kind words and support mean so much more than we can describe! We're so honoured that PUL can be there on the bad days. Wishing you an abundance of health and happiness ☀️


marlot - March 13, 2022, 6:39 p.m.

this was absolutely delightful! i used rose harissa since my family isn’t the biggest fan of spice (which tasted great) but i think it’d be lovely with spicy harissa as well, definitely want to try that. my entire family loved this one, it was really really delicious!

PUL Team - March 14, 2022, 2:26 a.m.

A lovely modification, Marlot - it means so much that the pasta was enjoyed!


Alina - March 11, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Hey Sadia, hey Robin,
this recipe is so fantastic! I made this at work and everybody loved it so much! :)
Thank you so much for everything you do! Your videos and recipes always make me happy.

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 6:46 p.m.

Aw so nice of you to make it for everyone! We're beyond happy to hear, Alina 😊


Elle - March 10, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

Delicious and so satisfying, great for weeknight dinners, we will be making this again! Thanks PUL

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:53 a.m.

We're so thrilled the pasta is being enjoyed, Elle, thank you ☺️


Autumn - March 9, 2022, 4:15 a.m.

Just made this tonight with my family!! It turned out sooo delicious :) I love the addition of spinach and peas, makes for a really unique taste! I couldn’t find Soy cooking cream here in the states but I did substitute silken tofu and it worked so well!! Thank you so much for this recipe, adding it to our cookbook binder of yummy recipes :D

PUL Team - March 10, 2022, 8:04 a.m.

Oooh sounds lovely, Autumn, thanks for sharing the modifications! It's so appreciated ✨


Romane - March 5, 2022, 2:38 p.m.

It's really flavourefull ! My boyfriend and I just loved it. I used an hot sauce instead of the harissa one. It was just a bit hot ahah. I think now we are aware of the amount we need for us ^^ Thanks for this recipe, it was really fast to make it

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 7:31 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Romane! This one indeed has a bit of a kick to it 🌶


Christiana - March 2, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

Can we use Sriracha instead of harissa?

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

Hey Christiana! Yes, you can use sriracha or an alternative hot sauce in place of the harissa. We'd recommend giving the pasta a taste and adding more herbs or salt to taste if you think it needs it 😊


Kiani - March 2, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

I just wanted to comment on the user experience and aesthetic and design and photography of your website! everything is truly amazing! I’m obsessed! Love seeing the growth of this brand.

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 11:31 p.m.

Awe it means so much, Kiani, thank you ☺️


Becca - March 1, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

My family loved this creamy, flavorful pasta! My 9 year old couldn’t get enough. We have lots of leftover ingredients from making it so we’ll probably have it again this week!

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 2:21 a.m.

Woohoo! We're so glad the pasta was enjoyed, Becca 😊


Sofia - March 1, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

Love how easy and quick it is to make. So so flavourful!!


Ilona - Feb. 28, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

This is my new favourite meal! So delicious :)


Linda P. - Feb. 28, 2022, 6:29 p.m.

I made this just as written with the substitute of coconut milk. Delicious blend of flavors and textures! My husband found it a bit too spicy although I loved it with the two full tablespoons of harissa. I'll decrease the harissa by half next time, though, for his sake.

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Linda! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the pasta :)


Clara - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:22 a.m.

This recipe is great !! Normally I cannot really heat a lot of hot spices in a dish but here it worked great and I love the outcome !!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:12 p.m.

It means so much, Clara, thank you!


Robbie - Feb. 27, 2022, 10:55 p.m.

Harissa is a staple in our house, and this recipe didn't disappoint. We used coconut milk as a substitute, and it was delicious. The lemon zest and juice is a must, so don't skip that part.

Thanks for sharing so many amazing whole food recipes. I had gotten away from cooking over the past few years, and your blog is just what I needed to rekindle my love of plant-based cooking. My family sure appreciates it too! As a family, we're working our way through your recipes and having a lot of fun doing it. All the best from Canada 🇨🇦

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Aw we appreciate the kind words and support so much, Robbie, thank you! How fun to be getting back into cooking. Sending love to Canada ❣️


Melissa B - Feb. 27, 2022, 12:23 a.m.

AMAZING! I didn't think I would like it so much, but it's definitely going to be on a regular rotation in my house!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 6:54 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Melissa!


Detti - Feb. 26, 2022, 10:29 a.m.

Simply amazing! I added some sun-dried tomatoes as well because I had some leftover and it came out perfectly! I can’t wait to eat again! 🙈
Thanks for sharing the recipe! ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:12 p.m.

Mmm a delicious addition! Thank YOU, Detti 😃


Keerthana - Feb. 25, 2022, 5:09 p.m.

I just made this and OMG!! It was absolutely delicious. I subbed the soy cream for cashew cream and added some broccolini. This is definitely going to be a regular on our dinner table! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Keerthana, and broccolini sounds amazing!


Babs - Feb. 25, 2022, 10:17 a.m.

Made this recipe last night… sooo good!!! Delicious, as are all of your (pasta) recipes I’ve already tried. ☺️
The PUL-site makes a huge difference in transitioning to a vegan lifestyle!
Bedankt, Sadia!

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

Oh, Babs, thank you for the kind words! All the best with your vegan journey ✨


Eva - Feb. 22, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

This is the first pasta recipe I tried from the site and we loved it!! Thank you so much for these amazing content!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2022, 7:23 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Eva, thank YOU :)


Patti Fitzgibbons - Feb. 22, 2022, 11:19 a.m.

I made this with lentil pasta. It came out really good as far as taste, but I could have cooked the noodles longer.
I then baked it for 15 minutes. I didn’t have roasted red bell peppers so I used more harissa sauce. A little more heat!!! And I only had frozen spinach. I wanted to try this recipe so bad that I used what I had - didn’t have time to go to the store.
Nice to have a hearty dish without feeling bloated or overly full!! Love your recipes!! Keep doing what you’re doing!!! Looking forward to a hard copy of your cookbook!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2022, 7:10 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the pasta, Lynn, it's so appreciated! Hopefully one day we can pursue a hard copy cookbook 😊


Ann - Feb. 22, 2022, 4:32 a.m.

Wowowow this was SO DELICIOUS and will definitely be made again. I already can’t wait to wat the leftovers again for lunch tomorrow! I can never find dairy free cooking cream in my grocery stores so I substituted with 1 cup of 2 parts oat milk, one part olive oil.

PUL Team - Feb. 22, 2022, 4:56 a.m.

A lovely substitution, Ann, and we're so glad the pasta was enjoyed!


AniLeonte - Feb. 20, 2022, 2:07 p.m.

This was delicious and easy, I didnt have roasted red bell pepper so instead I added some half dry tomatoes in oil and it worked fantastic too. Very yummy, thank you for your beautiful work!

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 9:54 p.m.

Mmm a lovely idea! Thank you, AniLeonte 😃


Anne - Feb. 19, 2022, 9:19 p.m.

Ik heb milde harissa pasta gebruikt en het was heerlijk! Bedankt voor het recept!


Celine H - Feb. 19, 2022, 5:43 p.m.

I just made this and it was UNBELIEVABLE!


Julia - Feb. 19, 2022, 1:28 a.m.

We had this tonight! Amazing! Thank you for your creative recipes and fun and beautiful videos.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 4:41 a.m.

So happy the pasta was enjoyed, Julia - thank you 🌻


Shelby - Feb. 16, 2022, 2:16 a.m.

We made this for dinner and it is definitely a keeper! It even got approval from my veggie hating husband, and that is a feat! We added some extra harrisa because we like it spicy, but the spicy of the sauce mixed with the lemon and the sweet, snappy peas was just delicious!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 10:04 p.m.

So thrilled it was enjoyed, Shelby, thank you 😃


Liz - Feb. 16, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

Just made this for dinner and it’s delicious! I do think the spice level of your harissa will determine how much you add. I only put in 1/2 of what the recipe called for and my ears are still smoking, in a good way lol.

So if you can’t do a lot of spicy, maybe start out with a little harissa and add from there.

Also we don’t have vegan cooking cream where I live so I made my own cashew cream (3/4 c soaked raw cashews + 1/2 c water blended) and it worked really well.

Overall, a great dish and I’ll make it again.

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 9:42 p.m.

Hey Liz, thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the pasta! It's so appreciated. We've gone in and added a blurb to the recipe notes to help avoid others adding too much harissa 😊


Curtis Dadson - Feb. 14, 2022, 10:46 p.m.

This was so delicious. Never heard of harissa sauce and I'm so glad you made this recipe. This is my favorite dish I've made of yours so far.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 11:07 p.m.

Oh it means so much, Curtis, and we're so glad the pasta was enjoyed 😃


Ophelie - Feb. 14, 2022, 1:51 p.m.

We just had this for lunch, it was delicious!!!


kaylin - Feb. 13, 2022, 8:32 p.m.

This is amazing, as usual. You literally make the most incredible pastas.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:54 a.m.

Such a massive compliment, Kaylin, thank you!


T R - Feb. 12, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

Wow! Thought I would have leftovers but my family squashed that idea! It was delicious.

The easy-to-follow recipe is also ideal for beginning cooks, so I will let my teenagers try it next time.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

Aw so happy your family enjoyed it, T R! It's indeed a wonderful one for beginners 😊


Tessa - Feb. 11, 2022, 7:08 p.m.

Super lekker! En heel fijn dat alle ingrediënten in de supermarkt bij ons te krijgen zijn, omdat jullie in Nederland wonen :)

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 2:30 a.m.

Woohoo! Dank je wel, Tessa 😃


Lela Anderson - Feb. 11, 2022, 3:52 a.m.

I absolutely loved this recipe, and it came together in a flash! We eat supper at six, and so I try to plan my recipes accordingly. Usually, if a recipe says it takes 20 minutes, it takes at least 45. Not this one! I started it, and then had to twiddle my thumbs for quite a while since it genuinely was going to be done in 20 minutes. I subbed Calabrian chili paste for the Harissa and added chopped preserved lemon to this since I had it, and it was absolutely amazing!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

We're so thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed and turned out within the estimated time, Lela! Thank you 😊


Tamar - Feb. 10, 2022, 11:08 p.m.

What a wonderful recipe! I admit I was a bit skeptical about mixing Harissa in a pasta sauce, but it turned out to be just perfect! And with the lemon as well... My husband and I just couldn't stop eating and enjoying. Definitely will prepare it again (:

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 1:39 a.m.

Woohoo! Beyond happy the pasta was enjoyed, Tamar 😊


Thibault - Feb. 10, 2022, 8:17 a.m.

I did not time myself but as I'm not a fast chopper, I'm pretty sure I did some overtime.
It was quite spicy, I would definitely reduce the amount harissa next time 😛 but it was sooo tasty and creamy !
Also replaced the pepper by sun-dried tomatoes, and added some tomato tofu cubes for some more protein (was out of peas).

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed despite the spice, Thibault, thanks for sharing your experience with it!


Anke - Feb. 9, 2022, 8:31 p.m.

Eggplant goes pretty Good with harissa pasta as well:)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2022, 12:36 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Anke 😃


Tsion Mideksa - Feb. 9, 2022, 3:59 p.m.

Loved this and will definitely be making it again!!!


Katie W. - Feb. 9, 2022, 4:57 a.m.

Loved this recipe! The lemon REALLY tops it off nicely and the pine nuts add such an incredible texture.
Changes I made:
-I used chickpeas rather than green peas (don’t love green peas). The chickpeas worked out great.
-used a whole lemon, instead of half.

Can’t wait to make it again!!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 7:23 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the substitutions, Katie, sounds delightful!


AJ - Feb. 8, 2022, 11:28 p.m.

My family loved it!!
I'm a beginner at cooking so it was the perfect recipe to start off with. It was super easy to make and the outcome was amazing!!
Thanks so much!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 2 a.m.

So thrilled the recipe was a success, AJ, and so honoured PUL recipes are part of the exciting cooking journey 😃


Kelsey - Feb. 7, 2022, 11:50 p.m.

I was able to make this for the first time in under 20 minutes and it was SO delicious! I took leftovers to work and it was still incredible! It’s very budget friendly as well. I’m slowly transitioning into veganism and I love PUL for inspiration + the feel good videos and this recipe will definitely going to be a regular in the meal planning rotations!

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 10:48 p.m.

We appreciate the glowing review so much, Kelsey! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your journey with veganism and wishing you all the best on it 💚


Kelly K - Feb. 7, 2022, 9:27 p.m.

Gonna be a staple for sure, love the diversity of flavours!!!


Krista - Feb. 7, 2022, 1:49 a.m.

Oh man, I tried this tonight and it came out SO good! It was my first time using/tasting harissa (my grocery store only had a green one) and I’m super into it. I used rice noodle linguini and coconut milk because that’s what I had on hand. This is definitely going to be a staple; thank you!!

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 7:04 p.m.

Woop woop! Thank you for sharing your experience with the pasta, Krista 🌻


Andrea M - Feb. 7, 2022, 12:30 a.m.

I made this dish for the first time tonight and it was delicious! Both my husband and I loved it! And there were enough leftovers for each of us to have for lunch tomorrow. The recipe was easy to follow and came together in about 20 minutes for us. We followed the recipe, except we didn't have peas so we just left them out and I added just a bit of cayenne because the only harrisa sauce I could find was mild in spice. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is going into the regular recipe rotation.

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 7:03 p.m.

So glad the pasta was enjoyed, Andrea, and love the modifications :D


Natasha - Feb. 6, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

Made this today. It might be my new favorite pasta recipe. Never thought of using harissa as a base for pasta sauce. Works so well. Highly recommended

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Natasha, thank you!


Stephanie - Feb. 6, 2022, 1:42 p.m.

My entire family has loved this dish, including my 6 and 4 years-old sons. I have used mild harissa because they don't like spicy food. A huge success! We will make it again for sure!

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 9:16 p.m.

Beyond thrilled to hear, Stephanie, thanks a bunch 😃


Don K. - Feb. 6, 2022, 5:31 a.m.

This recipe is great! We made it last week and plan to make it again next week. No substitutions when we had this. We weren’t sure how spicy harissa is so used half the harissa in the recipe but probably will go with the full amount next time. Highly recommend this one!

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 9:03 p.m.

We're so happy the pasta was enjoyed, Don! It means so much 😃


Lisa P. - Feb. 5, 2022, 9:23 p.m.

Just made this and it was just perfect. Thank you so much!
Any idea where I can buy that pot from the first image, I just love the color!

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 8:51 p.m.

Hi Lisa! We got it from a local shop here in the Netherlands called Dille & Kamille. We hope this helps for now :)


TweeterV - Feb. 5, 2022, 8:46 p.m.

Oh this is nice - easy to make very tasty and just a little bit different


Irene - Feb. 4, 2022, 1:53 p.m.

I'm not vegan, not even vegetarian, but I love your recipes so much! This was the best pasta of my life. Thank you, Saadia, you're a genius. <3

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2022, 6:32 a.m.

So happy to hear, Irene, thank you!


Steph - Feb. 2, 2022, 3:46 p.m.

So good! I made it last night and it was just so quick and simple, yet super creamy and the harissa gave it a little warmth to it as well. I'm definitely making this one again :)

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 4:53 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Steph, thank you for the kind words!


Lydia - Feb. 1, 2022, 1:52 a.m.

Wow, this is excellent! So smoky and creamy, and I would eat the whole thing myself if it wasn’t so filling!
Rather than soy cream, I use the original unsweetened NutPods in cooking, and it worked a treat in this too.
This is definitely going in our meal rotation - thanks so much!

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2022, 4:11 a.m.

It means so much that the pasta was enjoyed, Lydia, thank you 🌻


Rebecca - Jan. 31, 2022, 10:51 p.m.

Made this tonight and absolutely loved it! Perfect for a student as it's quick and easy to make, will definitely be having this again ❤

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2022, 4:07 a.m.

So glad, Rebecca! Wishing you all the best with your studies 😃


Sian - Jan. 31, 2022, 8:41 p.m.

So delicious!! I’ve made this twice in a week because my partner and I liked it so much, and because we usually have all the ingredients to hand!

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2022, 4:04 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Sian ✨


Christin - Jan. 31, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

This was so tasty! I used 2 tbsp harissa paste – it became quite spicy so I will just use 1 tbsp next time. And there will definately be a next time <3

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Christin, so glad the pasta was enjoyed!


Shruti - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:32 a.m.

Great recipe, and it was delicious! also made it well within 20 minutes.
Love this blog as well, so well organized and rich with information. Thank you PUL team!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:45 a.m.

Oh, Shruti, it means so much! Thank YOU for the kind words 😊


Summer - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:11 a.m.

First time using harissa and this pasta is a GREAT introduction! Would love to see a video of how you create and workshop a new recipe! Thanks for all of the delicious recipes!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:43 a.m.

So glad to hear, Summer, and thanks for the request! We've noted down the idea for future PUL content :D


Leo - Jan. 30, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

Hi Sadia!
I absolutely love your recipes and your channel. And that one looks delicous!
Question: You often use lemon or lime juice to boost the flavour of your dishes.
Do you have any idea how to create a similar effect without using citrus juice - since my partner is allergic to citrus fruits.
In some of your recipes (e.g. your fabulous pea & basil pesto <3) I've used apple cider vinegar.
I was wondering if maybe you had another idea to give pasta and curry dishes a little boost ;)
Thanks :)

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:17 a.m.

Hey Leo, thanks for the kind words and question! Some substitutes could include ground sumac, mango juice or mango juice concentrate, and vinegar. You could also opt to omit the citrus juice without a substitute and add other spices to taste if desired. We hope this helps for now 😃

Leo - Jan. 31, 2022, 4:49 p.m.

Thanks :) That helps a lot. Mango juice sounds like a yummy choice for curries 😍
Can't wait to try all these options :-P

Leo - Feb. 19, 2022, 7:28 p.m.

That was awesome!
used a pinch of sumac and a splash of (sounds weird - but did the job perfectly xD) homemade raspberry vinegar
We absolutely loved it! 😍
Thanks again!

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 8:35 p.m.

Thanks for the update, Leo, we're so glad to hear!


Vani - Jan. 30, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Hi Sadia! Thanks you for the amazing recipes that you post. Quick question – I have harissa 'paste' and not sauce and wondering how I should adjust accordingly? My husband and I are ok with medium levels of heat :) Thank you!!!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

Hey Vani! Usually, harissa sauce is harissa paste with added olive oil. You could start with a little less paste (such as 1/2 tbsp) and add more to taste for spice. You could also add a bit of neutral vegetable oil, such as refined olive oil that doesn't impart the olive oil taste, to thin out the paste if desired. We hope this helps for now 😊


Hrafnhildur - Jan. 30, 2022, 9:22 p.m.

Spicy, quick and super delicious ☀️


Griet - Jan. 30, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

Loved it! Simple, yet incredibly flavorful. Definitely a keeper!


Malissa Cavazos - Jan. 29, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

This is so flavorful and yummy! I used half of the Harissa because I can’t handle Spicy, and it was perfect for me!
Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2022, 3:42 a.m.

A splendid idea, Malissa, thank you!


Natalie - Jan. 29, 2022, 4:58 p.m.

Love the 'challenge' videos! ❤️ And Robin made it more real life cooking ☺️ it was absolutely adorable. I too hate when pasta sticks to the pot😃 Maybe next challenge could have a color theme? Just a hint 😉 Thank you for making the videos so enjoyable.

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 8:24 p.m.

Oh it means so much, Natalie, and thank you for the idea! We've noted it down for potential future content :)


zara - Jan. 29, 2022, 2:52 p.m.

this pasta is absolutely amazing - quick and so so delicious!! i used ordinary oat milk instead of the soy cream because i didn’t have any and it turned out so creamy and delicious - i’ll definitely be making this again!!

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Zara, we're so glad the pasta was enjoyed!


Sophie Laabmayr - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Made it for dinner tonight. Sooo good. Swaped the spinach for rucola because I had none in the house.

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

We're so happy it was enjoyed, Sophie, and love the substitution!


Khushboo Babaria - Jan. 28, 2022, 12:33 a.m.

Amazing recipe as always! I couldn't help but notice all your serving dishes.. If you could please put them up in your Shop section! Especially the one you used in this video!! Thanks! :)

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

Hi there, Khushboo, thanks for the question. A good number of our kitchen pottery is from thrift stores - always very unique finds there! Others were purchased from local Dutch shops, such as Dille & Kamille or local potters in neighbouring towns. One of the more common rustic ceramics you might be seeing are those we purchased from NomLiving 🙂


Angeliki - Jan. 27, 2022, 4:33 p.m.

Hi,
The step five has an "add" too much (after "water") and the chopped paprika is missing. We tried it, quite spicy for young children, so it makes sense to reduce the harissa or skip it to make it suitable. In our case, our 7 year old son ate it with yoghurt, a nice way to reduce the heat !

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 8:34 p.m.

Hey there, Angeliki, thanks a bunch for the feedback! It's so appreciated to help us improve. We've updated step five of the instructions for clarity. Yoghurt is a lovely idea to balance it out for more sensitive taste buds as well😊

Angeliki - Jan. 27, 2022, 9:02 p.m.

I'm glad to help, it's my pleasure! These are small errors. I've seen recipes where you think they were not written by humans... Keep it up, love your ideas, especially as inspiration to try new things and improvise.
By the way, I need much more time than 20', but this is me (difficulty in slicing veggies, opening jars, grating ginger, crushing garlic, doing things parallel...). I'm looking for recipes that are easy, yield many servings (for 2-3 days), like soups, one pot recipes, that my origin, the Greek culture, has many to offer. These make every day life easier. Then, for special days, I'd cook something that needs lots of preparation and is eaten all on the same day. But only as an exception!

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:14 p.m.

Aw Angeliki, it means so much to receive the constructive feedback and kind words to help PUL grow! We'll note down a request for simpler recipes with many servings. In the meantime in case you haven't already seen and are interested, the filter feature on our recipe page may be helpful. For example, we have some one-pot recipes here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=&a…

Angeliki - Jan. 28, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

Thanks! Good to know!


Adelka - Jan. 26, 2022, 9:04 p.m.

Another absolutely divine recipe! Thank you :)


Emmy van Swaaij - Jan. 26, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

Every recipe I have tried from pickuplimes has been a succes! So yummy and healthy, I so appreciate your work! Thank you for your help in creating a healthy and tasty lifestyle!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Emmy van Swaaij, thank YOU for the glowing feedback!


Raelene - Jan. 26, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

My husband asked me to make something delicious for dinner tonight (cheeky!) and i had just seen Robin make this in the video. I had almost all the ingredients except harissa and paprika, so I substituted tahini and smoked paprika. It was exquisite ... and my husband said "this IS delicious"! I have to agree. We both had seconds! I have had no inclination to cook lately, and your recipes (and your charming vibe in your videos) have reminded me to take inspiration from you. Thank you so much Sadia and Robin. Fondly, Raelene (and Peter)

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:23 p.m.

Oh, dearest Raelene and Peter, this means so much! We're so happy the pasta was enjoyed and love the substitutions 😍


Charissa IJzendoorn - Jan. 25, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

Yummie!! It was so good!! I realy like the taste of the harissa. First time i tried harissa. It gives the recipe a special flavour!!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 2:41 a.m.

How exciting! We're so glad it was enjoyed, Charissa 😊


Vanya - Jan. 24, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

Lovely recipe!


Judith - Jan. 24, 2022, 6:55 p.m.

I tried this today and loved it. I didn't have cooking cream though, but it also worked with oat milk. So delicious!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:42 a.m.

Thanks for the insight, Judith, it means so much 😃


eM - Jan. 24, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

This is soo good! Instead of harissa i added fresh chopped tomatoes with chilli :-) Love it.

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

A lovely substitution, eM, thanks for sharing!


Joana DC - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:51 p.m.

Did this recipe today. Didn't have harissa but some pepper, chilli and cumin powder did the trick instead :) Used ramen noodles instead of linguine too. Creamy, quick, easy and full of flavor! 10/10 will cook again!

PUL Team - Jan. 25, 2022, 2:41 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, Joana 😃