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Traditional Harissa Variety Pack


Also known as ‘harissa arbi’ or ‘diari’ in modern Tunisian vernacular, traditional harissa is a staple found on the table and in everyday cookery. It is not a watery sauce but rather a thick, sun-dried chili paste bursting with flavor.

Includes 3 versions of Traditional Harissa:

Mild: all the harissa flavor without the heat

Smoky: a deep level of smokiness complemented by a little heat

Spicy: a delicious, classic Tunisian punch of heat

    The term ‘harissa’ comes from the Arabic word ‘harassa’, which means ‘to pound’ or ‘to crush’. Traditional harissa was originally produced by the descendents of the Andalusian Jews and Muslims persecuted from Christian Spain towards the end of the 16th century who fled to various areas throughout Northern Tunisia; from Tunis to Testour to Grombalia. The custom of preparing and using harissa subsequently evolved from the Tunisian Cape Bon region and spread in all directions from northern Tunisia all the way to Constantine (present day eastern Algeria) and Tripolitania (present day western Libya). The art of making and using traditional harissa is practiced by artisans of the Tunisian diaspora to this day, a testament to its integrality in Tunisian history, culture, and identity.

    Net Weight of each harissa jar: 6 oz

    Water, Sun-Dried Chilis, Fresh Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Coriander, Sea Salt, Caraway

    Nutrition Facts are in the product images

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    "As I licked the remnants of the peppery condiment off my spoon, I started to worry. If this is homemade harissa, what have I been eating this whole time?"

    “Authentic Tunisian harissa is impossible to find in the U.S. Two Houston brothers aim to change that”

    “Brothers Mansour and Karim Arem created Zwïta harissa to do the Tunisian staple justice in the US.”

    “Jump over to Tunisia with the Arem brothers who make fantastic traditional harissa at Zwïta”


    Small Batch

    Our traditional harissa is made in small batches and based on the ancestral family recipes we grew up with as little Tunisians. No watered down B.S.

    No B.S. ingredients

    Our traditional harissa is made from 100% whole natural ingredients and absolutely no B.S. ingredients.

    100% satisfaction guaranteed

    Our traditional harissa undergoes careful taste testing prior to being released. If there is anything wrong with your order, we will do everything to make it right. No questions asked. No B.S.



    - Our Mild Harissa is not spicy at all. It's all the harissa flavor without the heat.

    - Our Smoky Harissa is slightly spicy. It has a deep level of smokiness that makes it a fan favorite among those that can handle a little heat.

    - Our Spicy Harissa is the classic version. Traditional harissa is typically hot so this one definitely packs a punch of heat. We like to think of it as having a balanced level of heat; it’s not meant to overwhelm your palate but it is definitely there and will linger a bit. If you love spiciness, it will keep you coming back for more.

    All our products are free of all major allergens.

    Yes, all our products are vegan.

    Swipe to the end of our product images to find the full nutrition facts panel.

    Our products do not require refrigeration until they are opened. Please refrigerate after opening.

    All our products have a shelf life of 1 year. The “USE BY” date is located on top of the lid of each jar. We control every step of our small batch manufacturing process so you will always be provided with the freshest product.

    Additionally, our harissa is a thick paste and a little goes a long way since it's packed with flavor.

    We are in several retail locations across the United States. You can find them listed here. We are actively working on growing this list so if you have a store you want us to be in, email us at and we'll get working on it.

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