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Aleppo Spice Mix

Looking for the Aleppo Pepper to grow in your garden?

Sandia Seed is thrilled to be adding
Aleppo Seeds to our 2024 seed catalog!

Aleppo Seeds

Aleppo Heirloom Pepper

The Aleppo pepper, also known as the Halaby pepper, is commonly used as chile flakes in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a beautiful deep red color, rich fruity undertones and an aromatic flavor. It is popular around the world as an alternative to crushed red pepper flakes and paprika powder. Aleppo peppers have a sweet taste with a nice kick of heat. Peppers mature from green to a ruby red color and have a unique, sweet earthy flavor. Plants will grow up to 4’ tall and produce 2-4” long pods. We have added Aleppo seeds to our seed catalog for 2024!

Aleppo Pepper Seeds

Aleppo Spice

The Aleppo spice actually is made from the Aleppo chile also known as the Halaby pepper, which are allowed to ripen and then are semi-dried, de-seeded, and coarsely ground to make Aleppo, a common Middle Eastern condiment. This spice mixture is used much like crushed red pepper in recipes and dishes.

You can make the Aleppo-style spice with dried Aleppo peppers, or also by substituting dried Paprika Peppers, mixed with dried Cayenne Peppers, or other crushed red pepper flakes. Ancho chiles crushed into flakes or powder (Ancho chiles are dried Poblano peppers) would be the closest substitute, if a little salt is added.

Here is a Recipe to make your own Aleppo-style Spice Mix:


  • 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper or substitute: 2 teaspoons of dried Poblano Peppers, or Paprika and 1 teaspoon Cayenne Peppers 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash of Salt

Mix all the ingredients well and place in a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Store up to 3 months. You can use this Aleppo-style Spice mix to sprinkle over anything from soups and stews to sandwiches, casseroles, meats and vegetables.