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Traditional Recipes Transformed with Robertsons Spices

Traditional Recipes Transformed with Robertsons Spices

South African cuisine is a true reflection of the nation's rich cultural diversity and heritage. The fusion of flavours and ingredients from various ethnic groups has given rise to a culinary landscape that's as vibrant as it is delicious.

Today, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey through South Africa with us, exploring traditional recipes that have been transformed with the help of Robertsons herbs and spices.

The Rich Heritage of South African Cuisine

South African cuisine is a melting pot of influences, drawing inspiration from indigenous ingredients, and a variety of cultural influences like Dutch, Malay, Indian, and more. This diverse heritage has led to a vibrant food culture characterized by a wide range of flavours and dishes.

In South African cooking, spices are not just seasonings; they are the heart and soul of every dish. From the fiery heat of chilli peppers to the earthy warmth of cinnamon, spices play a crucial role in elevating the flavours of traditional recipes.

Elevating South African Flavours With Robertsons

When it comes to herbs and spices, Robertson’s is a name that commands respect in the culinary world. With a legacy spanning over a century, Robertsons has established itself as a trusted brand known for its high-quality spices and herbs.

The quality of Robertsons spices is unmatched, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and blended to perfection. Their commitment to sourcing the finest spices ensures that the flavours they bring to your kitchen are always top-notch.

Robertsons herbs and spices are not just about enhancing taste; they are about preserving tradition and authenticity. By incorporating these spices into your South African recipes, you can stay true to the roots of the cuisine while giving it a modern twist.

Incorporating Robertsons With Traditional South African Recipes

We’ve curated a list of some iconic South African dishes and how Robertsons' spices can be used to elevate them:


Bobotie is a classic South African dish, a baked savoury mince dish topped with an egg-based custard. The traditional spices used in Bobotie include curry powder, turmeric, and cinnamon. Robertson’s turmeric, black peppercorns, and bay leaves add depth and warmth to this dish, making it an unforgettable meal.

Boerewors and Corn Shakshuka

Boerewors, a flavourful sausage, is a South African barbecue staple. In this recipe, Robertson’s ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper enhance the authenticity of this beloved dish, making it a gastronomic wonder.

Cauliflower and Potato Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow is a street food delight, consisting of a hollowed-out bread loaf filled with curry. Traditionally, beef, lamb or chicken is used in the curry but, Robertson’s crushed chillies infuse a burst of flavour (and heat) into this delightful vegetarian dish.

Tips for Using Robertsons Spices Effectively

To make the most of Robertsons herbs and spices in your South African cooking, here are some tips and tricks:

  • Store them properly: Keep your spices in airtight containers away from light and heat to preserve their freshness
  • Toast before use: Dry toasting spices like cumin and coriander in a pan for a few seconds can intensify their flavour.
  • Experiment: Don't be afraid to combine different Robertsons' spices to create your unique flavour profiles.

Exploring the world of South African cuisine is a delightful adventure for food enthusiasts, and adding Robertsons to your repertoire takes it to the next level. These high-quality herbs and spices not only elevate the flavours of traditional South African recipes but also pay homage to the rich culinary heritage of the nation.

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So, why wait? Grab your apron, embrace the tradition, and embark on a flavour-filled journey with Robertson's in your kitchen. It's time to savour the true taste of South Africa.

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