SpeciesCapsicum annuum
Heat Medium
Scoville scale1,000–5,000 SHU

The Baklouti pepper (Arabic: بقلوطي, romanizedbaqlūṭī) is a cultivar of the chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) found in Tunisia.[1][2] It is the main ingredient in harissa, a common sauce in Tunisian cuisine made from smoked ground pepper.[3] It is named after the city of Bekalta.[4]

Baklouti peppers are elongated, about 15 to 20 centimeters in length, with slightly curved pods and mild flavor.[5]

It is also a key ingredient in Tunisian lablabi.[5]


  1. ^ Vargas, Inaraquel Miranda (2017-07-31). Taste Memento: Short Stories of Food & Travel. Gatekeeper Press. ISBN 978-1-61984-759-0.
  2. ^ "Baklouti Pepper: An Interesting Read For You". Gardening Brain. 2020-02-08. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  3. ^ @NatGeoUK (2019-08-16). "Breaking bread: coastal cuisine and family feasts in Tunisia". National Geographic. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  4. ^ Agier, Michel; Copans, Jean; Morice, Alain (1987-01-01). Classes ouvrières d'Afrique noire: études réunies et présentées par M. Agier, J. Copans et A. Morice (in French). KARTHALA Editions. ISBN 978-2-86537-168-6.
  5. ^ a b "Tunisian Baklouti Peppers". Specialty Produce. Retrieved 2021-01-05.