This salad is so simple and easy using a ready-made North African spice mix, ras el hanout, typically used in tagines and Moroccan food. You can very easily grind your own spices and make the mix at home, but now it’s so widely available ready-made. Depending on where you get your spice mix, they vary slightly, but most will include bold flavors like anise, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, pepper.
Ras el hanout goes well with practically any fish, meat, or vegetable. Still, today, I have used it to marinate halloumi, paired with charred roasted vegetables and simple lemon honey and olive oil dressing, just bursting with flavor and so delicious.