Crushed Mediterranean Aleppo
Mediterranean Aleppo Chile Flakes are made from Aleppo chiles, which are historically grown in Turkey and Syria. They have a sweet, sharp, moderate heat to add authentic Mediterranean flavor without overpowering a dish.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Crushed aleppo peppers, vegetable oil, salt.
The flavor of these Mediterranean Aleppo Chile Flakes conjures northern Syria, more specifically the long-inhabited city of Aleppo. Popular in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, the bright and deep flavor of this pepper is an ideal way to add heat and flavor to any variety of cuisine.
The Aleppo chile pepper (Capsicum annum), also called the halaby pepper, is grown in Syria and Turkey. Its most common form is sun-dried and crushed into flakes, which are often used in the same way as crushed red pepper or paprika. While it is quickly growing in fame and popularity, this beloved spice was a well-kept secret of the Middle East until the 20th century.
Mediterranean Aleppo Chile Flakes are milder and more oily and salty than traditional crushed red pepper, with the saltiness coming from the salt used in the drying process. The flakes contain only the outer flesh, with no seeds or membranes, which allows them to maintain a milder flavor.
Heavily spiced, garlicky and unquestionably satisfying, kofta kebabs feature the gentle heat of our Aleppo-Style Chile Flakes. Tucked into lavash and topped with tzatziki and pickled peppers, they're perfect for a weekend lunch or midnight snack.