Ingredient: Lebanese 7 Spices

April 2nd, 2010 by Cecile Arsan Leave a reply »

Lebanese Seven Spices (also called Lebanese Mixed Spices) is often used in recipes involving minced beef or lamb such as in Kafta Meshwi, Kibbeh, Koosa and more.

Please note that a “Lebanese Seven Spices” mix is not the same as an “Arabic Seven Spices” mix, which consists of cumin, paprika, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper (as well as a little bit of cardamom). So if you buy a pre-made “Seven Spices” mix at a Middle Eastern stores, make sure to read the label!

To make a “Lebanese Seven Spices” mix, add the spices shown below in powder form and in equal quantities
Top left to right: Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice
Bottom left to right: Fenugreek, Cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper

Lebanese Seven Spices