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Berbere Spice Blend

Berbere Spice Blend

Have you ever spent way too much money on high-dollar spice blends? Many – if not all – of the ingredients in the blends are spices you may already have on hand. Making your own is super easy and cost effective…and it’s kinda fun, too. Berbere is a spice blend that is often used in Ethiopian cuisine, and I warn you – it has a kick!


  • 1/2 cup ground cayenne
  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek (aka methi)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
  • pinch of ground cloves


  1. Mix and store in a glass container.
  2. Enjoy!

*Recipe source: Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow, MS, RDN. (I highly recommend this cookbook – it is awesome, and I use it all the time for recipes for my Instant Pot!)