Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Chermoula is an ancient, but fashionable marinade, which varies in ingredient content from one Moroccan kitchen to the next.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a frying pan and dry-fry the cumin and coriander seeds with the cinnamon until aromatic. Grind with a pestle and mortar, or in a spice grinder. Then either put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz them up, or pummel the whole lot in the pestle and mortar, adding one ingredient at a time in the above order. Keeps well, refrigerated for a week.
Most Helpful

It's no surprise this is my favorite recipe. What was a surprise was the addition of honey! I used local honey and as others mentioned the sweetness balances nicely with the spices. We served the chermoula on baguetts slices, pita crisps and as a scrambled egg topping. Loved this version! Prepared for the FYC tag game.

COOKGIRl July 17, 2015

Mmmmm, great taste in a jar. I mixed it into ground beef yesterday along with some cracker crumbs and an egg to make some wonderful meatballs. I really like that it doesn't make a quart, it's so easy and made with things that I usually have in store. We have a keeper

Annacia December 09, 2013

Great marinade! I was able to buy sumac at a great spice store while on vacation and then I set out to find a recipe for it. I'm glad to have found this one. The marinade is easy to make. I used my spice grinder. I made this so my kids could use it on grilled chicken. They said it tasted great and especially loved the honey. I did sneak a taste of it (without the chicken) and thought it was tasty. I'll be making this again. Thanks! Made for the Soup-A-Stars of ZWT9

LifeIsGood August 23, 2013