This Blackened Seasoning blend is made with just simple herbs and spices are mixed together, and absolutely no sugar. It’s Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and delicious on fish, shrimp, chicken, and more!
Do you make your own spice blends yet? Trust me, once you start, you’ll never go back to store bought packs again.
Making your own spice blends is a great way to save money and make sure there’s no sneaky stuff added to your food — a lot of store bought seasoning packets have sugar, maltodextrin, and more unnecessary ingredients.
The ingredients in blackened seasoning are very simple. In fact, you probably have them in your pantry right now! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Chili Powder
- Paprika, or substitute smoked paprika for a smokey option
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
Note: If you have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten, be sure to check your spice bottle labels for any allergy warnings, and to ensure what you’re choosing is Certified Gluten Free.
What does it taste like?
Blackened seasoning tastes lightly spicy and herbaceous. The depth of flavor really compliments mild proteins or anything sweet.
How to use blackened seasoning
Just coat your food with a little olive or avocado oil and rub a generous amount of blackened seasoning all over. Cook over medium-high heat to get a nice crust from the seasoning, and enjoy!
How to store it
Store the blackened seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature. The spice blend will keep for a long time (like 3 years!) unless any ingredient expires first, but for best taste, enjoy it within 3-4 months.
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- 1.5 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1.5 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- ½ Tablespoon Paprika or Smoked Paprika
- 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoons Oregano
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- ¼ teaspoons Pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a small dish. Cover and store until you're ready to use it.