Thursday, 9 December 2010

Egg Omelette Sandwich, with Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Harissa and Olives

The tuna and harissa sandwich is a well established Libyan tradition. Chilli paste (harissa) spices up a plain tuna sandwich into something else, and the two definitely go hand in hand. But that's not the only option. Homemade harissa is delicious spread on fresh barley/wheat bread, and there is a variety of other fillings and toppings. One alternative is harissa (homemade or commercial) with a layer of cheese spread and egg omelette, and sliced homemade sun-dried tomatoes and olives. A drizzle of olive oil on top, and it doesn't feel like too much of a betrayal of the tuna!


  1. So typicaly Libyan :) Sooo yummy.
    Congrats for your excellent effort to bring Libyan Cuisine to the world's knowledge.


  2. Thanks for the comment Laila, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog :)

  3. I make a boiled egg sandwich with harissa and avocado - recipe is at And co-incidentally last night I had a made a roasted chicken sandwich with olive tapenade, boiled potatoes and harissa - the combination was wonderful.

  4. Would never have thought of the avocado and harissa but it is a genius combination of creamy and spicy, can't wait to try it.