We often think of finishing blends when it comes to adding a final flair to dishes before serving, but keep in mind that this technique isn’t limited to blends of spices. Plenty of single spices add great flavor when sprinkled on finished dishes.
Celery salt brings a mineral, vegetal note to roasted potatoes. Aleppo pepper has a fruity warmth that’s perfect on avocado toast. Sumac lends its lemony bite to buttered rice, grilled chicken, or white fish. Fennel pollen has a honey-like but savory flavor that enhances goat cheese or roasted vegetables. Cinnamon adds a warmly spiced touch to peanut butter toast or ice cream.