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Berbere Spice Rub Recipe

Berbere Spice Rub

Berbere Spice Rub is an East African blend used in a variety of dishes. The flavor profile is a cross between earthy and spicy, so keep this in mind when using it. This recipe makes a large batch that can be stored in a jar and used as needed.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: African
Keyword: African spice rub, spice rub
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Author: Sabrina Baksh


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year after preparation. Use as needed.