This is a tangy, full flavor seasoning without being too hot – a delightful addition to your Middle Eastern spice cabinet.
3 tablespoons dried mint flakes
2 tablespoons ground sumac
2 tablespoons ground Aleppo peppers
1 1/2 tablespoons safflower petals
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon kosher salt
In a mortar and pestle, crush the safflower petals with the mint until both are a coarse powder. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, a small food processor should do it. Just pulse it; don’t over-do it.
Combine the safflower and mint with the remaining ingredients, stir well, and store in an airtight container.
Keywords: seasoning, spice, herbs, lamb, marinade, kebab,