Not to brag, but I’ve been eating harissa since before it was trendy. Back when I would pick up tubes and cans of this spicy north African pepper paste from the Middle Eastern grocery stores lining Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. Ok, so maybe that is bragging. I don’t care – I really love harissa. Is it the new sriracha? I don’t know, but there’s something about the sweet heat and garlic that makes it incredibly versatile. And while harissa is delicious as a condiment, it is also one of my favorite additions to homemade salad dressing. This Carrot Salad with Honey Harissa Dressing is surprisingly family-friendly, easy to assemble and really highlights the unique flavors of harissa.