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Harissa Yogurt Sauce

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Serves 4 to 6


1 cup Greek yogurt* or creme fraiche
1 tablespoon Harissa sauce or paste, or to taste*
2 tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Whisk first 4 ingredient together. (You might want to start with a bit less of the Harissa and taste.)  Adjust the amount of Harissa. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (You can make it the day before and keep it in the refrigerator over night.)  Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

*If Greek yogurt is not available, drain regular yogurt and place in a cheese cloth lined colander. Chill in the refrigerator and let it continue to drain overnight.  At this point the yogurt should have a texture and density similar to Greek yogurt.

*Harissa is a spicy North African red chili paste and is available online at Zamouri Spices.