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Aleppo Spice Mix

Cayenne Peppers for Aleppo Spice Mix

While we don't carry a specific Aleppo Pepper, the Aleppo spice actually is made from a 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 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 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.