You must have tried out many store-bought adobo seasoning options and are still not satisfied enough since they could contain some artificial flavorings. We can read your minds, though! So, SpiceRally thought of teaching you how to make adobo seasoning at home with the kitchen staples you already have in your spice cabinet.

This recipe will be your go-to seasoning blend that you never want to miss out on! You will feel so satisfied in making your own batch, customizing it depending on your personal preferences. So, let’s get into mixing!

How To Make Adobo Seasoning At Home- Step-By-Step Guide

Unlike most adobo seasonings you bring home from the store, our recipe does not contain any harmful or artificial additives. In fact, you will need only the basic spices and herbs from your kitchen. Use this blend to marinate or rub your favorite meat and vegetables!

Preparation time- 05 minutes | Cooking time- 00 minutes | Additional time – 05 minutes

Step 01

Get ready with the necessary ingredients and equipment.

Spices and herbs needed:

  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • One teaspoon of ground black pepper (you can also use ground white pepper)
  • One tablespoon of onion powder
  • One and a half tablespoons of garlic powder
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin seeds
  • One and a half teaspoons of dried oregano
  • Half a teaspoon of paprika (optional)

Other ingredients:

  • Two teaspoons of salt

Required equipment:

  • A spice grinder/ food processor
  • A glass air-tight container/jar/spice shaker

If you need to know more about adobo seasoning and its ingredients, click on this link and refer to our detailed article.

Step 02

Add all the ingredients into the food processor or the spice grinder and pulse well until everything is thoroughly combined.

Step 03

Use your prepared adobo seasoning immediately, or store it in an air-tight glass container.

Tasty Notes…

  • We have included salt in our recipe. But if you think this is better without salt, you are free to go ahead and exclude that ingredient.
  • Adjust the rest of the spices and herbs according to your preference.
  • You can also add extra ingredients like chili powder, bay leaves, lemon/lime peel powder, and dried thyme.

If you add paprika, try to go with a variety like smoked paprika for an extra punch of flavor and smokiness.

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