Lebanese 7 Spice (Baharat)

Lebanese 7 Spice, also known as Baharat, is so easy to make at home. Using pantry ingredients, you already have, you can make this Middle Eastern favorite spice mix in just a minute or two. Use it in kafta, kebobs, meat rubs, or vegetarian dishes.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten free – this gluten-free Lebanese spice blend recipe is coeliac-friendly and keto-friendly.

Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients all 7 spices are more than likely in your pantry right now.

Quick and easy – just mix it and use it as needed.

What is Lebanese 7 Spice?

The Arabic word Baharat or Sabaa Baharat (which means spices) also knows Lebanese 7 Spice seasoning.

This fragrant and aromatic spice mixture adds an incredible flavour to Lebanese cuisine. It is perfect in beef or lamb kafta, Lebanese vegetarian dishes, or even in burgers on the grill. Try it in our incredibly good Beef Kafta recipe.

Related Recipes: Taboule Salad / Keto Wraps / Easy Garlic Kebab Sauce

The Ingredients

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of ingredients need to make this Lebanese spice recipe and the amount of each required.

Baharat spices in small bowls with labels.

I am sure each Lebanese family has their own combination ratio for this 7 spice mix. You can use whole spices or ground spices just ensure you mill or grind it to a fine powder for use.

Black pepper – I use ground black pepper. Please note the amount of pepper used does not make this spice mix hot or “peppery”.

Allspice – comes from the Allspice tree. It is not a combination of spices like garam masala or Mixed Spice.

Cumin powder – you can use cumin seeds or ground cumin. If using seeds they will need to be blended to a powder or milled using a spice grinder before adding to the seven spices mix.

Coriander powder – ground coriander comes from the dried seeds pods of cilantro (coriander).

Cinnamon – do not skip the cinnamon. It adds so much to this Arabic seasoning. If you only have cinnamon quills then mill or grate to a powder.

Nutmeg – is available in ground powder or whole nutmeg. I used whole nutmeg and microplaned it into the mixture.

Cloves – ground cloves adds a delicious fragrant touch to this 7 spice seasoning.

How to Make Baharat

A white and wood bowl with Lebanese seven spices inside it before mixing together.

Step 1. Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir until combined. Use immediately or store in an airtight container. Try it with our Kafta (Lebanese Beef Kebabs) recipe.

a bowl of Lebese 7 Spice on top of a white platter.

NOTE: Making Lebanese seven spice or any seasoning in a Thermomix is very simple. I have included instructions on how to make it in the recipe card.

FAQs

How long will it store for?

You can store this for months in an airtight container in the pantry. I always just take notice of the best before dates of the spices I use.

Is Lebanese 7 Spice hot?

No it is not. It is more fragrant than spicy.

What if I don’t have a spice?

You can make it with 6 spices if needed. I am sure it will still be tasty. I think it is a must to try it at least once with all seven spices.

How to use Lebanese 7 Spice Baharat?

Sprinkle over protein e.g. lamb, pork, chicken and grill or barbecue. Season vegetables before baking or grilling. Add a pinch to wintery comfort soups. There are so many ways to use this spice.

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Lebanese 7 Spice on a wooden spoon in front of a mango wood bowl.

Lebanese 7 Spice (Baharat)

Lebanese 7 Spice, also known as Baharat, is so easy to make at home. Using pantry ingredients you already have, you can make this Middle Eastern favorite spice mix in just a minute or two. Use it in kafta, kebobs, meat rubs, or vegetarian dishes.
5 from 58 votes!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Seasoning/Marinade
Cuisine: Lebanese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 20 teaspoons
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Ingredients

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • MIX– Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir until combined. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon ground coriander, 1 tablespoon Allspice, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 0.5 teaspoon ground cloves

THERMAL METHOD

  • MIX – Place all ingredients into mixer; mix 5 sec/ speed 3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon ground coriander, 1 tablespoon Allspice, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 0.5 teaspoon ground cloves

Notes

INGREDIENTS FOR BAHARAT
All of the Lebanese seven spices are found in most pantries. Check the best before date before using. If you have some of the spices whole then use a spice grinder, blender, or food processor to mill them into the 7 spice powder.
HOW MUCH 7 SPICE POWDER TO USE
I use 1 tablespoon per 250g of ground meat (eg lamb or beef kofta). You can add more if you like. I find this a perfect ratio for protein,
THERMOMIX BAHARAT
This recipe is so easy to whip up Lebanese 7 spice recipe with a Thermomix. 
ACTIVATING SPICES
Do I need to dry fry the Lebanese spice mix first. No you don’t but if you would prefer to dry fry to release the aromatics before adding to ground meat for kofta then by all means do it as you use it.
STORAGE AND FREEZING
Store in an airtight container in the pantry. Spices can be frozen in vacuum sealed packets if you prefer.
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. 
 If you have any queries, or questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg | Magnesium: 3mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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