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Berbere Spice Recipe

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ½ cup 1x
  • Category: spices, condiments, diy
  • Method: toasted, blendend
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian


How to make Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend with common spices you may already have in your pantry.  Filled with complex bright spicy flavor.  Easy to make in about 15 minutes!




  1. In a dry skillet, toast whole spices 3-5 minutes over medium heat until fragrant, stirring all the while so as not to scorch.
  2. Add ground spices and toast 2 minutes more.
  3. If using whole spices, grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until finely ground.
  4. Store in a sealed container.


Berbere will keep up to 6 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
  • Calories: 8
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 99.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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