A plethora of herbs and spices mixed together to make a robust Homemade Southwest Seasoning. Perfect for chicken, turkey, pork or beef and can be used in a ton of different recipes. Yields a 1/2 cup.

Homemade Southwest Seasoning

I’ve got another spice blend for your collection!

Over Christmas break, I pulled together what might be my most favorite salad. It’s a southwest salad that is loaded with all the veggies and topped with chopped seasoned chicken.

After making it twice, I’ve decided that it’s time to share the love with all of you. Which means, first up is the BEST homemade southwest seasoning blend.

Homemade Southwest Seasoning ingredients

To make the Southwest seasoning, you will need:

  • ancho chili powder
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • (regular) paprika
  • garlic powder
  • oregano
  • kosher salt
  • ground coriander
  • onion powder
  • turmeric
  • ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?

There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.

spices layered in jar

Measure and add 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder, 1 tablespoon each cumin, smoked paprika, (regular) paprika, garlic powder, oregano and kosher salt. Then you will also need; 2 teaspoons each of ground coriander, onion powder and turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper and cayenne pepper into a jar.

stirring spices together

Stir well until combined.

Homemade Southwest Seasoning

Store the Southwest seasoning blend in an airtight container or small jar and in a cool dry place for 6 months or longer.

That’s it! I’d love to know how you use this seasoning! Please let me know what you made with it by leaving a comment below.

Homemade Southwest Seasoning in glass jar  

Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Southwest Seasoning recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 24 servings

Homemade Southwest Seasoning

A plethora of herbs and spices mixed together to make a robust Homemade Southwest Seasoning. Perfect for chicken or beef and can be used in a ton of different recipes.


  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  • Measure and combine all spices in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Store in a dry, dark place for up to 6 months or longer.
Serving: 1teaspoon, Calories: 8kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 303mg, Potassium: 48mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 527IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

Homemade Southwest Seasoning