Lebanese Seven-Spice Blend

Why Use One When You Can Use Seven?!

Preparation info
  • Makes

    ¼ Cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

A Lebanese Seven-Spice Blend is as common in Lebanese kitchens as salt, and every cook makes her own blend, changing the proportions according to her whims. Recipes are passed down through families and also vary region to region. What’s constant is the subtle interplay of flavors and aromatic spices that whisper of Arabian delights.


  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1



Measure all of the spices into a medium bowl and mix with a fork until combined. Take a sniff!

Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container and sprinkle with abandon on meat and vegetables to add exotic flair.