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Middle Eastern Spices and Herbs

A guide to commonly used spices in Middle Eastern cooking.

Moroccan Cinnamon Clove Rub
This dry rub, which uses spices commonly found in Moroccan cooking, is perfect on chicken or beef.

Black Lemons
Learn more about black lemons, an ingredient in many Persian and Middle Eastern dishes!

Za'atar Recipe: Middle Eastern Spice Mixture
Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture used in many meats and even vegetables. Learn how to make your own za;atar with this simple recipe.

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture used in Middle Eastern recipes. It has many uses, but is mainly used to dip bread and olive oil in.

Most Commonly Used Spices In Middle Eastern Cooking
A list of the most common spices and herbs used in Middle eastern Cooking and quick tips about each spice.

Profile for allspice, a common spice used in Middle Eastern cooking.

Profile for aniseed, an herb used in Middle Eastern recipes.

Caraway Seeds
Profile of caraway seeds, which are used in Middle eastern cooking. Learn where to buy them, what to look for and how they taste.

Learn more about caradamom, one of the most common spices used in the Middle East.

A look into cumin, a spice used in Middle Eastern cooking. Cumin is often mistaken for caraway.

Learn more about nutmeg, a spice used all over the world, and especially in Middle eastern cooking.

Profile for the spice saffron. Saffron is quite expensive, but adds such great flavor and color to many dishes.

Sumac is a sice used in Middle Eastern cooking. Sumac comes from the berries of a sumac tree.

Discover the flavor of tumeric, a spice commonly used in Middle Eastern foods.

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