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Harissa Beet Croquette

Wary of beets? These delicious, flavorful and spicy Harissa Beet Croquettes from Chef Ja'Mila will definitely change your mind! Just a handful of pantry ingredients and our Original (or Medium) Harissa transform these gorgeous beets to something you can enjoy as an appetizer, addition to a salad or side!

Recipe and photo by Chef Ja'Mila Hatchett

Makes 15-20 Croquettes


  • 1/2 loaf of french bread (or your bread of choice)

  • 15-20 small beets

  • 2 Cup of Diced yellow onions

  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Thyme and Rosemary

  • 1 Cup of Peeled Garlic Cloves

  • 5oz of PUR Spices Harissa Paste

Season to taste:

  • Garlic Powder

  • Onion Powder

  • Smoked Paprika

  • Himalayan Salt

  • Turmeric

  • Coriander Grounded

  1. Cut your beets on both sides , (Save the beet leaves for greens)

  2. Bring about 1 gallon of water to a boil then add beets

  3. Once the beets are soft all the way through, remove and set in a mixing bowl to cool (Save beet broth)

  4. After cooling, cut beets into large squares or dice to mash

  5. Mash beets down into paste (or use a processor)

  6. Add in the 1/2 loaf of bread PIECE by piece, mashing along the way to absorb

  7. If your mixture is dry add beet broth to moisten to a "dressing" consistency

  8. Add PUR Spices Harissa and suggested seasoning to taste, Mix thoroughly

  9. Add fresh garlic and herbs, Mix thoroughly

  10. Shape patties into small circles or "croquettes" and set aside

  11. In a medium skillet at 1/4 cup of EVOO and bring to hot simmer

  12. Add beet croquettes and cook until crispy brown then flip (3-4 mins each side)

  13. Add a little more fresh herbs and garlic for a boost of flavor

  14. Pull out of the skillet and lay on a paper towel to dry, serve with your sides of choice and enjoy !

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