Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

No need to buy it when you can make your own homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning with the herbs and spices already in your cupboard! Simple, flavorful, and easily customizable!

I love making my own spice mixes! It is so much better than buying ready made mixes from the store. You really can’t beat the freshness and I almost always already have the ingredients I need on hand anyways.

To make this Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, I use the fresh herbs and spices I already stock in my pantry and make a quick and easy spice mix when its needed. I love that I can suit them to my own taste and heat preferences.

Since homemade spice mixes are easily customizable, it’s easy to adjust them to suit your own preferences. This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning produces a mildly spicy jerk seasoning that is tolerable for most. If you like it hot, increase the spice by adding more cayenne pepper or even chili flakes to the spice mix! That’s the beauty of making your own spice mix, you can change it up and adjust it to suit you!

If you love making your own spice mixes, be sure to also check out my recipes for Authentic Taco Seasoning Recipe and Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Bowl with individual components of Jamaican Jerk Seasoning scooped in it.
Top view of a bowl with scooped seasonings for jerk seasoning, unmixed.

Making Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

To make my Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, you will need:

  • onion powder
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dry thyme
  • paprika
  • ground all spice
  • cayenne pepper
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground clove
  • dried parsley
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cumin

All you have to do is mix it all together and voila! This recipe produces 1/3 cup of jerk seasoning

As I mentioned above, feel free to adjust the heat by reducing or increasing the amount of cayenne pepper or even adding chili flakes for more heat.

I hope you enjoy this better way of making your own spice mix! More than anything, it is super easy to do and far more economical!

Bon appetit!

-Cathy

Jar of mixed Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.

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Bowl with individual components of Jamaican Jerk Seasoning scooped in it.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Herbs and Flour
No need to buy it when you can make your own homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning with the herbs and spices already in your cupboard! Simple, flavorful, and easily customizable!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Spices
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 1 cup
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dry thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (add more for a spicier seasoning)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together to mix (or place it in a jar and shake to combine).
  • Store in an airtight jar as you would any other spice.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4669mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1942IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg
Keyword herbs, seasoning, spice mix, spices
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