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Ras el hanout is a fantastic North African spice mix that's super easy to make. There are so many good reasons to have a jar of Ras el hanout on hand. It's a fantastic rub for beef, chicken or fish and a wonderful flavor base for soups, stews and marinades | recipe by

Ras El Hanout

  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


A fragrant spice blend for rubbing on beef, chicken, fish or vegetables and for seasoning soups, stews, and marinades.


  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt or fine sea salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Mix all the spices together. Store in an airtight container in your spice cabinet.
  2. NOTE: For an even more spectacular flavor, toast and grind cumin seeds and coriander seeds before adding them to the mix and use freshly grated nutmeg.
  3. NOTE: If you're on a low-salt diet or if you prefer to salt your dish, to taste, you can omit the salt from this mix.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Spice
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: North African

Keywords: Moroccan spice mix, Ras El Hanout,