Shawarma Spice Blend

Source: The Minimalist Baker
Prep time: 10 minutes


Levantine Arab spice blend. A quick and flavorful take on the classic Middle Eastern shawarma spice blend. Smoky, spicy, and incredibly versatile! Perfect for seasoning crispy chickpeas, falafel, curries, scrambles, salads, vegetables, and more!


1⁄2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground cardamom
1 teaspoon
ground coriander
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon
ground ginger
2 teaspoons
smoked paprika
2 tablespoons
ground cumin
1⁄8 teaspoon
cayenne pepper (or 1/2 tsp ground black pepper)


This is a companion recipe to Cauliflower “steaks”, which are amazing!
We tripled this recipe to have handy in our pantry. Enjoy!


Add all spices to a small jar and shake or stir to combine. Will keep at room temperature for several months.