(we are currently out of other color boxes until January)**
The Jerusalem Gift Box is the one-stop shop for all Ottolenghi pantry essentials, this will set all keen cooks up for many a happy-making meal. Not-easy-to-source spices include baharat, ground cardamom, whole Iranian limes, first-class sumac and za-atar; stews, soups and dressings will all be transformed with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and mid-morning toast will welcome a new outfit of tahini thinly spread on top.
Baharat – Ground Cardamom – Za’atar – Sumac – Whole Dried Lime – Date Syrup – Pine Nuts – Pomegranate Molasses – Tahini – Freekeh – gift box (color may vary)
Baharat, which is Arabic for “spice,” is a warming blend of aromatic spices used in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Our handcrafted Baharat Spice Blend is a fragrant, traditional combination of sweet yet spicy ingredients, including cumin, coriander, cardamom, paprika, and black peppercorns.
Ground Cardamom has a strong, sweet, pungent flavor with hints of lemon, mint and eucalyptus.
An authentic Middle Eastern mix of herbs and spices, featuring sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and salt. This blend is ideal for marinades, rubs, and spreads.
Ground Sumac is simply the tangy, citrusy powder from the fruit of the sumac shrub, most often used in classic Middle Eastern seasonings.
A staple in Middle Eastern stews and soups, whole dried lime adds a sour depth and flavor to your favorite dishes. To use for stews, simply poke a few holes into each lime, add, and simmer until soft.
Sadaf’s date syrup is made with only the highest-quality organic dates that are picked when perfectly ripe, rich, and sweet. Made without added sugar, additives, or preservatives, enjoy this squeezable syrup as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners.
Pine Nuts are the edible seeds of the stone pine, boasting a rich, buttery flavor that is versatile and abundant.
Sadaf’s pomegranate molasses is made with ripe, juicy, pomegranates that are used to make this distinctively sweet and tart syrup that packs a powerful punch of rich flavor. Most commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking for rice dishes and meat marinades, but its uses are endless. Brighten any sweet or savory recipe by mixing into salad dressings, cocktails, or drizzle over dessert.
Creamy and silky-smooth, Soom sesame butter is made from 100% roasted and pressed Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds. The mild nutty flavor makes this nutritious pantry staple perfect for both savory and sweet recipes.
Freekeh is a unique ancient grain that is quickly gaining popularity in many American kitchens. Known for its nutritional value and versatility, this smoky roasted wheat can easily be used in place of rice or pasta for a deeper flavor and aroma.