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


Our spice blend features paprika, dried mint, cinnamon and cumin. Use it as a rub for grilled or roasted meat or vegetables.

a recipe photo of the Turkish Spice Mix
Photo: Diana Chistruga
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup dry mix

Tips from the Test Kitchen

How to Use Paprika Spice Blend

This flavorful spice blend is perfect as a rub for grilled chicken, grilled fish and grilled vegetables. Use it as a seasoning for roasted pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes and roasted vegetables. Or, try using it to make a quick vegetable dip or flavorful salad dressing.

To make a creamy dip:

Combine 2 Tbsp. spice blend 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:

Combine 2 Tbsp. spice blend 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).


  • 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 in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

4 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Serving Size 3/4 tsp.
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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