Jalapeno Seasoning - A Tasty Blend of
Jalapeno Peppers and Spices

Jalapeno seasoning is really quick and easy to make at home and will add superb flavours and mouthwatering aromas to your home cooking. Of course, you're going to need dried jalapeno peppers for the real thing, but if you don't have them, other varieties could be used in their place. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: As well as whole peppers I also use a few other whole spices for this recipe. If you don't have them all, use powders and reduce the amounts you add by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you use about 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Jalapeno Seasoning Recipe

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

1 cup dried jalapeno peppers (about 12-15)
2 tbsp Hungarian paprika (or regular)
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp fennel seeds
1-2 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Remove the stems from the peppers and cut into pieces (you can grind the stems if you like)
  • Finely grind the pieces along with the peppercorns, cumin, salt and fennel
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Add the paprika, garlic and onion powder and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the oregano and basil and stir again

Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.

Note: For fab flavours and mouthwatering aromas, consider dry toasting the whole spices and pepper pieces for a few minutes prior to grinding. Click here for further info. (Link opens in new window)

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