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Tunisian Pasta
Pasta with Tunisian Spices
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Tunisian
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Vaishali
  • 14 ounces orzo (another small pasta is also fine)
  • 6 cups canned or cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups leafy greens like spinach or swiss chard or a mix
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 large tomato, minced
  • 3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 heaping tbsp Harissa paste (see notes below for recipe)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta per package directions. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil and add the onions and garlic
  3. Add a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and leafy greens along with all powdered spices.
  5. Stir, until the mushrooms turn softer and the greens wilt.
  6. Add the cooked pasta, chickpeas and harissa to the pot. Stir everything well together to mix. Add salt to taste.
  7. If desired, garnish with some chopped, fresh greens for freshness and texture.
  8. Serve hot or cold.
Recipe Notes

See my recipe for Harissa paste here.