Spices Recipes

Looking for ways to use spices in recipes? We have recipes and tips for every spice in your cabinet, and even for some you may never have tried before.

Staff Picks

Cardamom Maple Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
Sweet, spiced salmon is pan-fried for a delicious Indian-inspired meal.

Good Frickin' Paprika Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
While this is a pretty straightforward grilled chicken recipe, the vinaigrette at the end was a last minute touch that worked out nicely. I really like oil and vinegar-based sauces on grilled meats. They work beautifully with the smoky, caramelized exterior.

Coriander and Cumin Rubbed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 214
Chops rubbed with a simple but flavorful spice and garlic mixture. For an even more potent result, toast and grind the spices yourself.

What Is Urfa Biber?

This distinctive Turkish pepper adds flavor, heat, and texture to an array of dishes.
By Nadia Hassani

Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)

Rating: 4 stars 24
A Lebanese dessert that is not overly sweet. It is pleasing to the American palate due to its lack of rose water and orange blossom essence, found in most Middle Eastern desserts. Sahteyn! (Bon appetit!)
By Lara

Big James' Pork Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
Easy, flavorful homemade dry rub for seasoning meat made with 11 spices.

Cumin and Coriander Chickpea Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This is a wonderful garbanzo bean salad with cumin and coriander (cilantro) that my grandmother used to make!

Tunisian Harissa

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is a popular Tunisian condiment. It's a homemade pepper paste that is sure to add an extra kick to just about anything and it is widely used in Tunisian cuisine. I add it to anything I want to spice up; in my home we use this just about everyday.

Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 5 stars 437
This Cajun spice mix can easily be made at home with common spices from your pantry.

Easy Garam Masala

Rating: 5 stars 245
This is a quick Garam Masala (Indian spice) mix. Garam Masala is better when made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground, but this is a quick and easy substitute that's pretty good.

Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars 315
This easy, 5-minute burger seasoning adds gourmet flavor to hamburgers.

Danish Cinnamon Snails

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipes
There's no better way to highlight the classic duo of apples and cinnamon than with a loaf of quick bread.
World's Best Lasagna
Rating: 5 stars 19768

Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.