You'll Want to Use This Paprika Spice Blend on Everything


Baharat, which translates to "spices" in Arabiac, is a spice blend often used in Middle Eastern cooking and can vary in ingredients depending on the region. Our spice blend features paprika, dried mint, cinnamon and cumin. Use this spice blend as a rub for grilled or roasted meat or vegetables. Or, try using it to make a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing (see Tips, below). For the freshest, most economical spices, head to a store that has a large, well-stocked bulk spice department.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup dry mix


  • 6 tablespoons paprika

  • 3 tablespoons dried mint

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground cumin seed

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine paprika, mint, cinnamon, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper and cloves in a small bowl. Stir well to recombine after storing.

To Make Ahead

Store airtight for up to 3 months.

To make a creamy dip with the spice mix:

Combine 2 Tbsp. dry mix with 3/4 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup sour cream (or mayonnaise) and 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Makes: about 1 cup dip for 8 servings (2 Tbsp. each, about 60 calories)

To make a vinaigrette with the spice mix:

Combine 2 Tbsp. dry mix with 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup red-wine, white-wine or cider vinegar and 2 Tbsp. water in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Makes: about 1 cup dressing for 8 servings (2 Tbsp. each, about 130 calories)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

4 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 4
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 328IU 7%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 2mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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