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Turkish Spice Blend

Turkish spice blend is a warm and earthy seasoning mix rich with cumin and Middle Eastern Spices. Use this on roasted meats or as a dry rub.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 4 tablespoon cumin seeds (or 3 ¾ teaspoon ground cumin)
  • 4 tablespoon black peppercorns (or 3 ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 4 teaspoon oregano
  • 10 Turkish bay leaves
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 4 teaspoon sumac
  • 3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • In a small sauté pan toast the cumin and peppercorns until the seeds start to pop, several minutes. Do not burn. Remove from pan and place in spice grinder with dried cilantro, oregano, Turkish bay leaves and grind until powder.
  • In a small bowl mix the ground spices with the salt, paprika, sumac, cayenne pepper and sesame seeds. Store in an airtight container.


Sodium: 782mg | Calcium: 32mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 293IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 64mg | Calories: 15kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Iron: 1mg