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    Lebanese 7 Spice Recipe (Baharat)

    Published May 11, 2022. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This delicious Lebanese 7 spice recipe is an easy-to-make staple seasoning blend used in classic Lebanese and middle eastern cooking. Take your cooking to the next level with this tasty blend of spices.

    Try using this spice blend in my kofta kebab recipe or kibbeh. With its aromatic, slightly bitter, and sweet flavor notes, be sure to try this blend in other dishes as well.

    lebanese 7 spice in a jar

    7 Spice

    Lebanese 7-spice, or Baharat, is a combination of ground spices that are used to season food, especially meat. This is as important to Lebanon as garam masala is in Indian cuisine, it’s a staple.

    In addition, there are also variations for 7 spices, and you may see things swapped out or even added, like ginger. Regardless, this is a very easy recipe to make, and do not skip out and toasting the spices before grinding.

    Ingredients You’ll Need to Make It

    • All Spice – Use whole all-spice berries for this.
    • Pepper – You can use black or even multi-color peppercorns.
    • Cinnamon – A broken-up cinnamon stick is what you’ll need.
    • Cloves – Whole cloves are what I used.
    • Coriander – Use whole coriander seeds, not cracked.
    • Cumin – Whole cumin seeds should be used,
    • Nutmeg – Smash the whole nutmeg with a pan to break it up.
    ingredients to make 7 spice

    How to Make Lebanese 7 Spice

    Use these step-by-step procedures to make this homemade Lebanese 7 spice blend:

    Add the spices to a large frying pan and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until it becomes very aromatic.

    cooking spices in a pan

    Transfer the spices to a spice grinder and grind until it becomes like a grainy powder, like most ground spices.

    adding toasted spices to a spice grinder

    Cover and store until ready to use.

    ground 7 spice

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this up to several days or weeks before you’re ready to use it.

    How to Store: Put in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.

    Chef Notes + Tips

    • You can absolutely use all ground spices and simply mix them together in a bowl until they are combined.
    • The spices should not brown up in any way when heating over low heat before grinding.
    • Feel free to use a mortar and pestle if you do not have a spice grinder.
    baharat in a jar

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    Lebanese 7 Spice Recipe (Baharat)

    This delicious Lebanese 7 spice recipe is an easy-to-make staple seasoning blend used in classic Lebanese and middle eastern cooking.
    Servings: 0.5 cup
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 7 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 2 tablespoons all spice berries
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper corns
    • 1 broken up cinnamon stick
    • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
    • 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
    • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
    • 2 tablespoons cracked whole nutmeg

    Instructions

    • Add the spices to a large frying pan and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes constantly stirring until it becomes very aromatic.
    • Transfer the spices to a spice grinder and grind until it becomes like a grainy powder, like most ground spices you see in the grocery store.
    • Cover and store until ready to use it.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this up to several days or weeks before you’re ready to use it.
    How to Store: Put in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.
    You can absolutely use all ground spices and simply mix them together in a bowl until they are combined.
    The spices should not brown up in any way when heating over low heat before grinding.
    Feel free to use a mortar and pestle if you do not have a spice grinder.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 13gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 95mgPotassium: 1430mgFiber: 34gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 624IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 799mgIron: 25mg
    Course: spice rub
    Cuisine: lebanese