harissa spiced pork tagliatelle pasta recipe

Capture the flavors of Morocco in this inspired fusion pork tagliatelle dish.


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir together harissa, 1 tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice and half of the salt; rub all over pork tenderloin.
  • Transfer to foil-lined baking sheet and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Slice crosswise.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  • Heat remaining oil in skillet set over medium-high heat; cook onion for 5 minutes. Add spinach, orange zest, remaining salt and chicken broth; cook for about 3 minutes until spinach wilts. Add tagliatelli and toss to coat. Serve with pork tenderloin slices.


  • Look for harissa paste in the condiment aisle, where specialty Middle Eastern foods are sold or online.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 380 calories, 16 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 30 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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