Homemade Blackened Seasoning Rub

You are going to want to put this Homemade Blackened Seasoning Rub on everything! Not only do I put it on juicy meats, I sprinkle the rub onto avocado toast, dollop a spoonful into tuna salad just to name a few.

This seasoning rub contains aromatic spices like cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, smoked paprika and much more!

blackened spice mix recipe in a jar cumin cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, cracked black pepper and more!
It’s as easy as putting all the spices into your favorite jar, doing a little stirring , and storing it in your kitchen cabinet out of direct sunlight.

How long should I store spices?

Depending on the type of spice you use, generally whole spices last up to four years, and ground spices last up to three years.

However, I find that after one year, spices attend to taste stale and lose their potency. For this reason, I attend to buy spices in smaller containers vs. larger bulk containers.

a jar of blackened spice mix recipe with a measuring spoon.

What’s inside a Blackened Spice Seasoning Mix?

Smoked paprika–add smokiness without the bbq being present.

Garlic powder–adds umami and aromatics.

Oregano–adds an herby flare.

Cracked black pepper–I used fresh cracked black pepper (yes, I hovered over my kitchen counter grinding and collecting black pepper into my hands, otherwise, use coarse black pepper. I would not use ground for this recipe.

Cayenne pepper–add the perfect amount of spice.

Mint–adds freshness without being too overpowering.

Allspice–gives sweetness without adding sugar.

Cumin–this powerful spice is essential because it almost gives a meaty, savory flavor.

Salt–I chose to add salt to the mix. However, feel free to omit it all together for a salt-free version.

Let’s make something spicy–I made Juicy Blackened Chicken Meatballs with this spice blend!

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Homemade Blackened Seasoning Rub

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan



1/4 tsp allspice

2 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tbsp garlic powder

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp dried mint

1 tsp coarse cracked black pepper

1 1/4 tsp salt


In your favorite jar, add all of the spices, put on the lid, and give the jar a generous shake.

Once all of the spices are well mixed, store the homemade blackened spice mix in a dark and cool place away from direct sunlight for up to one year.


I made delicious Blackened Juicy Chicken Meatballs with Quinoa (gluten-free) with this spice mix.

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