What is Southwest Spice Seasoning?
Yum-O! Alright, folks, let’s talk about Southwest Spice Blend – that’s what I’m talkin’ about! It’s like a little flavor fiesta right in your spice cabinet.
Picture this: you’ve got chili powder bringing some mild heat to the party, cumin with that warm and earthy hug, paprika for color and a smoky wink, garlic powder and onion powder adding savory depth, oregano for that herbaceous twist, and of course, salt and pepper to season things up.
But here’s where the magic happens – you might find a pinch of coriander for extra zing and a kick of red pepper flakes for some extra spice. And hey, don’t be surprised how much flavor this humble southwestern seasoning brings to your dish – it’s all about building layers of flavor, my friends!
It’s a popular choice for those looking to infuse their dishes with a combination of smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors reminiscent of Southwestern American cuisine.
Now, what do you do with this Southwest Spice Seasoning? Well, darlin’, you sprinkle it on your tacos, you jazz up your enchiladas, you give your grilled meats a sizzle, and you turn those roasted veggies into a fiesta of flavor! It’s like a taste of the Southwest right in your own kitchen. So grab that spice blend, give it a whirl, and let’s kick things up a notch with some Southwestern flair! Bam!
How to Make Southwest Spice Blend
Step 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
NOTE: Adjust the spice level to your preference.
How to Use Southwest Seasoning
- Meat Rub – use as a dry rub for chicken, beef, seafood, or vegetarian meals.
- Stir Fry – season thin strips of beef, chicken, lamb or pork with the spices. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok and toss the meat (or vegetables) until cooked through. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- For a delicious vegetarian salty snack try it with fried chickpeas. I have included a recipe for Lemon Salted Chickpeas in our Mad Jars ebook. The eBook uses the seasoning in quite a few of the recipes.
- Try it with our Crispy Chicken Wings, Cote de Boeuf, or even sprinkled over baked salmon.
You can store south west seasoning for months in an airtight container in the pantry. Alternatively, place into an airtight container and store in the freezer.
No, it is not. It is more fragrant and smoky than spicy.
Next Recipes To Try
Here are just a few more deliciously easy seasoning recipes to try soon.
Homemade Southwest Spice Blend
- Large Spice Container
- 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon (2 tablespoons) chili flakes see notes
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) onion powder
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) salt adjust to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon (½ teaspoon) cayenne pepper adjust to spice preference
- In a small bowl, combine the ground cumin, smoked paprika, chili flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, coriander, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper.
- Use a whisk or a fork to thoroughly mix all the spices together. Make sure there are no clumps and that the spices are evenly distributed.
- Place all the spices into mixer; mix 10 sec/speed 3.
Your Own Notes
12 responses to “Homemade Southwest Spice Blend”
This is a delicious combination of flavors! I love it on baked chicken breast topped with sauteed peppers, onions and jalapenos! Will try it on fish. I shared it with my sister, and she loves it on potatoes! Thank you for a great recipe!
This is such a perfect spice blend! Every spice complements each other. Definitely, this will boost our dishes’ flavor and taste! Loved it!
I normally buy spices at stores but I am glad to find your recipe. I am happy because I can make my own spice at home.
Homemade spice blends are so good, fresh and free from all the nasty additives. Thanks for this recipe.
I love a good spice blend and this one has all of my favorite spices so I could not wait to try it and it was so tasty!
Making our own blends is easy and more affordable. This recipe is a winner, I added the cayenne amount, we like our food spicy and it was so delish on fried chicken.
We love the smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors of this Southwest spice blend! Now we add it to pretty much all of the Mexican dishes we make ;).
Loved the flavors of this spice blend. I used it as a chicken rub and it turned out great.
I’ve been on a homemade spice blend mission lately (because grocery store prices.) This southwest blend is about to go on chicken and seafood dishes ASAP. Thank you so much for the recipe!
I always love it when I can find DIY spice blends that I can whip up at home. This Southwest spice blend was the perfect addition to ground beef.
Such a good spice blend to have on hand. I can think of a variety of dishes I would use it on.
Yum! I made this today and we seasoned wagyu burgers with it. It was so delicious. Next time I will try southwest seasoned crab cakes. 😍