This homemade Southwest Seasoning is QUICK and EASY to make with spices in your own pantry. It is PACKED with flavor and will add ZIP and ZING to all your dishes!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
WHAT IS SOUTHWEST SEASONING?
Only the BEST spice blend to add when you are wanting something zesty and spicy to eat!
The robust flavors of the region are great on fajitas, tacos, guacamole, and rice. Works perfectly for seasoning chicken, beef, pork, and fish.
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WHAT IS SOUTHWEST SEASONING MADE OF?
- Minced Onion
- Chili Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Cayenne Pepper
WHAT IS CHIPOTLE POWDER?
Chipotles are smoked dried jalapeños and you can usually find them canned in adobo sauce.
Chipotle powder is ground chipotles as opposed to chili powder which is a mix of a couple of chiles with other spices.
I prefer to use regular chili powder but if you like some extra smokiness, try chipotle powder.
WHAT IS ANCHO CHILI POWDER?
Ancho chiles are dried and roasted poblano peppers. Just like chipotle powder is pure chipotles, Ancho chili powder is pure ground Ancho chiles.
WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR SOUTHWEST SEASONING?
Nothing quite lends the flavors of the region but if you are out of some of the spices, you can add use Taco Seasoning instead. Or equal parts chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and paprika.
HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE SEASONING?
STEP ONE: Combine all ingredients and mix the spices together.
STEP TWO: Store in an air tight container in a cool, dry place.
STEP THREE: Use 1-2 teaspoons as needed!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
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This homemade Southwest Seasoning mix is perfect for all sorts of dishes but my fave is fajitas. Grab this recipe and spice up your next meal!
OTHER EASY APPETIZERS TO MAKE
- southwest dipping oil
- southwest potato croquettes
- chipotle meatballs
- southwest chicken wings
- southwest pepitas
- santa fe soup
SOUTHWEST SEASONING RECIPE
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container in a cool dark place.
- Use as needed.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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