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Traditional Moroccan Spices

A wide variety of spices are used in Moroccan cooking to create rich, flavorful sauces. The side dishes and salads are mildly spicy, but not too hot.

Fresh Spices are Best

Don’t use old, bitter spices! For best results when cooking a Moroccan dish, make sure that you’re using fresh spices.

Four Basic Spices

If you have these four spices, you can get started making basic meat and vegetable tagines and stews.

Salt • Pepper • Ginger • Turmeric

Other Common Spices

Saffron • Paprika • Cumin • Cinnamon • White Pepper • Ras El Hanout Ras El Hanout is a mixture of ground spices. Recipes for Ras El Hanout vary, but they frequently include cardamom, nutmeg, anise, mace, cinnamon, ginger, various peppers, and turmeric.