roasted potatoes

Roasted Potatoes With Lemon And Harissa Spice


Here’s a good roasted potato recipe, one that will put potatoes on folks healthy foods list again.

The warming spices and lemon give this dish an interesting flavor with the added health benefits of citrus and cumin.


Ingredients For Roasted Potatoes (two portions):


  • 14 oz. small potatoes diced into chunks
    ½ c diced red bell pepper
    1 clove garlic minced
    2 t lemon juice
    ½ T olive oil
    ½ t each salt, paprika, cumin and coriander
    Pinch of cayenne pepper
    Parsley for garnish – optional




1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients together and spread on baking sheet.


roasted potatoes preparation


roasted potatoes with lemon


3. Cook for about thirty minutes until potatoes are soft.

4. Garnish with parsley or any other aromatic herbs that you like.


Note: don’t  skip the lemon juice, it really gets the best out of this dish. You will understand better after the fist bite. Lemon’s slightly sourish taste works wonders together with the cayenne pepper’s aroma.

Recommendation: learn more on lemons and their benefits from my last feature inspired by my lovely lemon tree.


Belinda is a writer, editor, explorer, cook and gardener. She loves to travel and goes wherever frequent flyer miles will take her. When she is not roving round the planet, diving in the sea, or skiing down a mountain she might be found working in her impractically large vegetable garden or sitting amidst a stack of cookbooks concocting ideas for some crazy new thing to cook in the kitchen. She has practiced yoga for twenty years and two years ago started a meditation practice, which is still very much a work in progress. She lives in Northern California.

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