Tabil-Tunisian Spice Mix

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Africa! Tabil is said to have been brought to Tunisia in 1492. Tabil(pronounced table) means seasoning in Tunisian. In Africa, tabil is pounded in a mortar and then dried in the sun and is often used in cooking beef or veal.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I used fresh garlic and slathered this mixture onto chicken breasts. Served with baked yams and tossed salad! I have tried tabil before, but only the dry spice version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar, pound the garlic with the coriander, caraway, and cayenne until it is smooth. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep in the refrigerator if using fresh garlic for up to two months or indefinitely if using powdered garlic, although the pungency will decline as time goes by.
  2. Makes about 1/4 cup.

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