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Berbere Seasoning Recipe

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This Berbere Seasoning Recipe is loaded with flavor! If you want to add a simple, sweet heat to your recipes, use this spice as your choice! Spice recipes that I can make at home are my favorite!

All you need is a couple of minutes and a whisk – and you can easily make this DIY spice. It’s one of the best flavors you can add to almost anything!

I’ve been making my seasonings for years because they’re much better than anything at the grocery store. Now is the chance for you to do the same!

Berbere Seasoning Recipe

Seasoning recipes are the best option if you want to be creative in the kitchen without doing too much work. You can mix, pour, and stir.

Store the seasoning in an airtight container in a cool place. You want it to retain its flavor for as long as possible!

My boys say that when I add this spice to foods, they crave the flavor even more! I’m also a big fan of it, and I tend to sprinkle it generously in my recipes.

What does berbere seasoning taste like?

Berbere seasoning, a pillar in Ethiopian cuisine, is a complex blend that ignites the senses. A collection of spices, it has a chili peppers and paprika base that gives it a spicy flavor.

It carries hints of aromatic ginger and fenugreek, which contribute an earthy background, rounded out by the brightness of coriander and allspice.

Every mouthful dances between spicy, sweet, and bitter notes with a smokiness that delights the palate.

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How do you know when a homemade spice has expired?

Unlike store-bought spices with precise expiration dates, homemade blends require a more sensory-based approach to gauge their potency.

Firstly, examine the color – vibrant spices often fade when they lose vitality. The aroma is another telling factor; fresh spices have a distinct, pungent scent that weakens over time.

Gently rub a small amount between your fingers—if the aroma doesn’t intensify, it may be time to bid farewell. Taste is a final indicator; a lackluster flavor suggests the spice has outlived its prime.

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Berbere Seasoning Recipe

Berbere Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Use this DIY Berbere Seasoning Recipe to add to foods. It's great for main dishes!


  • 3 part paprika
  • 1 part cayenne
  • 1/2 part ground coriander
  • 1/4 part ground ginger
  • 1/8 part ground cardamom
  • 1/8 part ground fenugreek


  1. Mix all the ingredients with a whisk. Store in a cool place.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/12/2024

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