Ras el Hanout

Ras el Hanout

This is a wonderfully versatile spice blend to have on hand when you’re looking to add an exotic touch to your next meal. Sweet, savoury, and spicy all at once, it means “head of the shop,” implying that it is a store’s best spice blend.

2 tsp (10 mL) ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cumin
1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cardamom
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) ground turmeric
1 tsp (5 mL) ground allspice
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) sweet Spanish paprika
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

In bowl whisk together all ingredients. Store ras el hanout in an airtight container.

Makes 1/4 cup (60 mL).

Each serving contains: 5 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g fibre; 1 mg sodium

source: “Be Mine, Vegetarian Valentine“, alive #352, February 2012

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