Appetizer Week: Harissa Yogurt Dip (with Roasted Potato Wedges)

Final day to get your entry in on the Joss & Main’s Storage Tower Giveaway!

In the past four days, we’ve gone through a pretty decent variety of simple starter ideas ranging from Ya Li Pear Salsa, Raw Cremini Salad Crostini and Pesto Pasta Salad to Fried Calamari with Curry Leaves.  Each very different from the other yet none actually difficult to make at all.

For the last recipe of the Appetizer Week, I wanted to keep this even simpler and spicier. This recipe is nothing but a simple sauce. Like Pesto, this Harissa Yogurt Dip is great as a dip, dressing, topping, filling… Similar but soooo different too! Pesto is herby & oily whereas this dip is thick, creamy & spicy. Best thing is you can customize how spicy you want it to be.

Step 1 is to make a pan of roasted potato wedges. Here’s how!
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When your wedges are just ready to consume, you can start working on your dip game plan.
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I used Greek yogurt so with all that creaminess, we need to cut that with a squeeze of lemon.
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A sprinkling of pepper dust.
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Test it out with a little harissa paste… This North African chili paste already contains garlic, coriander, caraway, cumin & salt so it’s well spiced already.
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Serve anything fried with this sauce and it’s bound to be gorgeous.
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This is for those non-mayo people.
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Take a bite. I know you want to 😉
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 This is so easy, it barely needs any recipe. Heh. I’m just giving you a suggestion and would love to see how you make this your own!

Let me know what kinds of quick sauces/dips you whip up when time is not on your side.


“Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” {Luke 12:24}

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Appetizer Week: Harissa Yogurt Sauce (with Roasted Potato Wedges)
Prep time
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Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Harissa Paste (more or less depending on preference)
  • Salt, if needed
  1. Mix everything in a bowl & taste to adjust.
  2. Store in fridge until needed.


  1. Harissa has become my go-to flavor lately. I agree no recipe needed sometimes, just squeeze in enough to get as spicy as you like. GREG

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