North African Ras El Hanout Spice Mix
10 mins (prep 10)
16 ingredients
1 servings
A "must" for nearly all Tagines, Couscous & North African recipes; I can always obtain it here in France but, as I list this in so many of my recipes I thought I would devise a "copycat" or cheat's spice mix which you can make up & have handy! It will be almost impossible to replicate this spice exactly as the orginal can contain up to 50 spices & very exotic ones such as rose petals, lavender, nigella & grains of paradise, but I have tried to incorporoate all the Traditional elements of this exotic mix, with spices that will be easily & readily available in most countries! Store it in an airtight & preferably dark tin/container, and in a cool & dry place; depending on the freshness of the spices you have used & your storage conditions, this should last for up to 6 months. You can buy this as Yellow or Red Ras-el-Hanout, I have made up the yellow version - it's the one I mainly use in my cooking! Please note - this is NOT a hot spice mix - but an aromatic & very fragrant one! If you want to "perk" it up a bit, add more cayenne pepper. I have added optional ingredients - spices which may be difficult to obtain, but if you have them, add them!! Would make a great gift too! Recipes that use Ras-el-Hanout are: Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine Fragrant Moroccan Beef, Date, Honey and Prune Tagine - Crock Pot and Cheat's Easy Spiced Couscous With Fruit and Nuts - in a Jar!

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Serving Size (51.13 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 108.52 Calories from Fat 18.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.1g 3.22%
Saturated Fat 0.25g 1.27%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 9.39mg 0.39%
Total Carbohydrate 24.1g 8.03%
Dietary Fiber 9.2 g 36.79%
Sugars 0.53 g %
Protein 3.45g 6.9%
Vitamin A 813.57IU% Vitamin C 3.26mg%
Calcium 180.67mg% Iron 3.5mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground celery seed, crushed, powdered saffron