Lebanese 7 spice mix (or baharat) is a versatile blend of spices that can be used in many different dishes. Soups, chicken, beef, grains, salad, and many more. This all-purpose Middle eastern homemade spice blend is warm, earthy, aromatic, and flavorful. Let me show you how to make this easy, yet authentic version in easy steps.
Homemade Lebanese spice mix
Lebanese 7 spice mix, also known as baharat (spies in Arabic), is a combination of spices that can enhance the flavor of many different dishes. This spice differs from kitchen to kitchen and today I am sharing with you my version of this wonderful spice blend. You'll be able to create delicious Lebanese-inspired dishes that are sure to please your family and friends
With this recipe you don't need to start guessing the ratio of spices to use, I have tested and experimented with different ratios of spices until I found the perfect blend. This baharat is so delicious and in no time you'll be creating tantalizing dishes that are bursting with flavor with it.
This recipe is simple and convenient as I used the spice blend I have at hand without compromising on the Middle Eastern flavor. However, you can use whole spices and toast them before blending them together(more enhanced flavor).
I love the versatility of this homemade seasoning, you can make it your own as long as you don't miss out on the all-important ingredients (allspice, black pepper, clove, and cumin) that give this spice mix its unique flavor.
You will love this recipe because it is quick and easy to make. it is salt-free and made with whole natural ingredients. Unlike the store-bought version that contains filler or other ingredients, you may not be able to pronounce, this homemade version is free of that.
A little of my homemade baharat goes a long way, just add a few spoonfuls to your beef, poultry, grains, etc to give it a flavorful kick.
What you will need to make Lebanese 7 spice mix
In order to make your own (Middle Eastern) Baharat style mix, you will need the following ingredients
Other spice variations you can add to your blend include but are not limited to:
Paprika (not smoked)
How to make Lebanese 7 spice mix
- Gather your ingredients
- In a bowl, combine all the spices. Mix well and use immediately or store it in an airtight container or jar for future use. That's it! your very own Middle Eastern spice blend is ready to use.
PS: don't be afraid to adjust the spices to taste, be aware that some of the spices are potent and can easily overpower the overall taste of the seasoning blend. personally, I would go easy on clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon (if using)
How to use it
Lebanese 7 spice mix is a versatile seasoning that can be used on a variety of dishes. Use 1 tablespoon for 1 kg of meat (chicken, beef, etc)
The most common way to use it is to sprinkle it on meats before cooking, but it can also be used to add flavor to vegetables, grains, and even desserts. This seasoning also makes a great marinade. for extra flavor, add lemon zest and onion powder to the mix and marinade for up to 24 hours.
Some ideas on how to use this spice blend:
Use as a rub (or marinade) for chicken, beef, lamb, or fish
Mix into ground beef, lamb, chicken, or turkey before cooking
Add to soups, stews, or casseroles
Use sparingly as a seasoning in rice or quinoa
Rub on roasted vegetables
Sprinkle on popcorn or roasted nuts
Use as a seasoning for falafel or kebabs
Add to dipping sauces or salad dressings
Make a flavorful hummus by stirring it into store-bought or homemade hummus
How to store homemade Lebanese 7 spice
To preserve the flavor and freshness of this homemade spice blend. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and use within 6 months.
What is baharat
Baharat is a Middle Eastern spice blend that is traditionally used to flavor meat and fish dishes. The word "baharat" means "spices" in Arabic, and the blend typically includes a combination of allspice, black pepper, cloves, and cumin. Other common ingredients in baharat spice blends include cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and paprika. Baharat can be said to be like Garam masala's Middle Eastern cousin. While garam masala is a North Indian spice blend that is commonly used in curries, baharat is more commonly used in Levantine cooking.
More homemade seasoning you should try next
How To Make Lebanese 7 Spice Mix
- 1 Tablespoon allspice
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon coriander
- ½ Tablespoon cloves
- ½ Tablespoon nutmeg
- ½ Tablespoon cardamon
- ½ Tablespoon black pepper.
- Gather your ingredients
- In a bowl, combine all the spices together. Mix well to combine and use immediately or store it in an airtight container or jar for future use.
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