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'Red Sheep Seasoning, a tangy blend of herbs and spices, spilled on a counter with safflower and dried mint surrounding it.

Red Sheep Seasoning

  • Author: Spice (Kate)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: seasoning
  • Method: cold prep
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


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,

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