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Homemade Mexican Seasoning

3 min

Homemade staple

10 ingredients or less

No cook

A flavourful spice mix, perfect for tacos and burritos. Having this spice mix in your pantry comes in super handy when wanting to whip up a quick meal. With the simple effort of adding in a single spoonful, it's as if you're adding 7 spices all at once!


(1 Tbsp per serving)


3 min


3 min

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  • 3 Tbsp (29 g)
    garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp (18 g)
    ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp (21 g)
    onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp (20 g)
    paprika powder
  • 2 Tbsp (16 g)
    chili powder
  • 1½ Tbsp (27 g)
  • 2 tsp (2 g)
    dried oregano (optional)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground black pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a jar. Seal until ready to use.


  • Store in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 6 months.

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Johanna - July 11, 2024, 8:24 a.m.

this is a staple in our kitchen, I put it on chickpeas I'm crisping up in the pan to put on some simple wraps with fresh veggies. This mix is going camping with us next week! :)

PUL Team - July 11, 2024, 9:24 p.m.

So glad that you're enjoying the seasoning, Johanna! Enjoy camping 🤗

Aileen - Dec. 14, 2023, 6:38 a.m.

So easy to make!

Beth - Oct. 18, 2023, 4:07 a.m.

Just made this to pair with the lentil quesedillas and it's so good! Much better tasting and better for you (and cheaper) than store bought!

Martunia - Aug. 26, 2023, 5:02 p.m.

This us great! I use this spice mix to season veggies and fried pasta. It's my favorite way of using it 😊

Gisele - July 11, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

Hi there, loved the recipe! What kind of paprika did you use?

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 12:38 a.m.

Hey Gisele, we use a regular (not smoked) paprika from our local grocery store 😊

Danielle - June 25, 2023, 3:10 p.m.

Is the chilli powder used in this recipe pure chilli (like cayenne), or a blend of spices including chilli? I want to make it to use in the tortilla soup so wanted to double check. 😊

PUL Team - June 26, 2023, 3:06 a.m.

Hey there, Danielle, we use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store in the Netherlands which doesn't specify anything else. If you're in North America, it's likely the chili powder is more mild, so you can stand to use more. If you're in the EU, perhaps add less to start and add more to taste when cooking to help avoid too much spice. We hope you enjoy the recipe 🤗

Danielle - June 26, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

Thanks for the prompt reply! I'm in Australia which is why I thought I'd better check — several years ago now I made the error of adding 2tbsp of cayenne to a recipe I was following, not realising that chilli powder in the US is actually a blend of spices. 😂 It's the middle of winter here, so I'm really looking forward to making the chickpea and rice tortilla soup for lunch today. We've loved every PUL recipe we've tried, so we know it's going to be delicious! Thanks for all the work you do to keep our tastebuds happy and our cells nourished. 🤗

Jael - Jan. 21, 2023, 7:33 a.m.

Sooo delicious!

Jael - Aug. 28, 2022, 9:50 a.m.


Arnavi - Jan. 3, 2022, 4 a.m.

Always love your recipes. Thank you so much for such wonderful experiences! :)

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2022, 6:52 a.m.

Aw it means so much to hear, Arnavi - thank you!

Indrani - Dec. 27, 2021, 3:11 a.m.

Love the recipes!!

Ele. - Sept. 11, 2021, 11:01 a.m.

LOVE you!

Marie - Aug. 29, 2021, 4:08 a.m.

This is such a great spice mix! I used it for the burrito recipe and it tasted amazing!

PUL Team - Aug. 29, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the spice mix, Marie, thank you!

Miri - Aug. 5, 2021, 9:53 a.m.

Oooh love this seasoning mix! Just used it to flavour some roasted vegetables and it tasted delicious - nice to have this in the pantry. Definitely recommend adding the oregano!

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying it, Miri, thank you!

Susan vaninwegen - June 9, 2021, 7:07 a.m.

When I click on the hyperlink for the lentil taco salad, I only get the recipe for the Mexican spice seasoning

PUL Team - June 10, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

Hey there, Susan! Thanks for making us aware of the link issue. If you remember, could you kindly share which hyperlink you were referring to so we can fix it? In the meantime, the Lentil Taco Salad recipe can be found by searching for "Lentil Taco Salad" 🤗

Jane - June 18, 2021, 11:41 a.m.

It’s the hyperlink in the YouTube video for the lentil taco salad description box that mistakenly takes you to spice recipe

PUL Team - June 22, 2021, 5:33 a.m.

Thanks for sharing, Jane - it's much appreciated! The link has been updated now in the video description box 😊 Enjoy the recipe!