This Turkish Seasoning Blend is a beautiful mixture of herbs and spices that will add a warm, rich flavor to your meals.
Try sprinkling this mixture over chicken breasts, steak, pork, or shrimp, so an easy way to perk up your protein. Or mix it with olive oil and coat your veggies before you roast them. I especially love this on roasted root veg!
This mixture is so aromatic and flavorful, and it will keep in the pantry or store cupboard for at least six months.
How to use Turkish Spice Mix
This mixture is terrific rubbed into chicken breasts or chicken thighs. It also makes an excellent rub for pork chops. Or cut up some steak, marinate it in Turkish seasoning mixed with olive oil, before threading it onto kebab sticks.
You can make a delicious creamy Turkish dip by combining the seasoning blend with mayonnaise and sour cream (or greek yogurt if you are watching calories.
Or add it to a basic vinaigrette to perk up your salads.
Substitutions and Additions
Sugar - This seasoning blend has sugar in it. You can leave it out if you don't eat refined sugars.
Spice - This is a flavorful seasoning, but it doesn't have any spice to it. If you enjoy spicy food, then you can add 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper to the mix.
Smoked Paprika - If you don't have this on hand, then just leave it out.
Mint - The recipe uses dried mint, but you can leave this out or use dried oregano instead.
Cilantro - Dried cilantro is available in most grocery stores, and I find that it doesn't divide people in the same way that fresh cilantro does. But if you can't find it or don't want to use it then leave it out or substitute in dried parsley.
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Turkish Seasoning Blend - Recipe
- 4 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp dried cilantro
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp dried mint
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- ½ tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Combine all the herbs and spices into an airtight jar and shake to combine.
- Store in the pantry or storecupboard and use it within six months.