Berbere Spice Mix

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"This is a spice mix that is used in Ethiopian foods. It is quite spicy! Makes 1 cup"

Original is 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (6.6 g)
  • Calories 16.7
  • Total Fat - 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 293.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 0.7 g
  • Calcium - 12.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2

Store in a jar with a tightly closed lid.

Step 3

This mixture should remain fresh for use for 5 months.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Excellent spice mix! I only made a quarter of the recipe, because I didn't think I could use the whole thing within 6 months - but in retrospect should have only cut it in half as I think we'll be using this a lot! It is a bit spicy (I went a bit heavy on the cayenne), so in the future I'll stick to the original proportions! I love that it uses ingredients that are always in my spice cabinet! Made for CQ4 play, Team Happy Campers. Thanks for posting!


review by:
(24 Jul 2017)


My husband and I both loved this on some grilled pork chops. This morning I used it on some firfir and eggs. It is a very tasty spice mix and not hot so it is perfect.


review by:
(22 Jul 2017)


It was fun putting this together made for CQ 2017 Looking forward to cooking with it


review by:
(22 Jul 2017)


I'm exploring many Ethiopian recipes and needed a good homemade Berbere blend (since I can't find it at any of my local grocery stores), and I chose this one because I had all the ingredients on hand. I reduced it just a bit because I was low on paprika, so I adjusted everything else accordingly. It was a super spice blend, I think all the ingredients are well portioned and I wouldn't change any of the spices/herb amounts if I need to make a second batch of Berbere. I'm glad I gave this recipe a try. Now I'll be able to use it to make a variety of Ethiopian recipes. Thanks, breezermom. Your recipe came in handy.


review by:
(18 Jul 2017)

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