Tahini adds richness to the broth of this satisfying plant-based stew that’s perfect for any nippy night. If possible, prepare this stew a day or two in advance of serving, as the flavors only get better with time. Each bowl is also a rich source of fiber to help bolster digestive health. Look for za’atar and harissa at Middle Eastern grocers.
Hail the harissa
Harissa paste is a spicy condiment that is a staple of North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s made from a blend of chili peppers, garlic, olive oil, and a bunch of aromatic spices including cumin, coriander, and caraway. This vibrant red paste adds a fiery, tangy kick to dishes. But, once stirred into soups and stews, its fieriness is tamed.