Adobo Seasoning is an easy all-purpose seasoning perfect to have in your spice collection!

Just a few ingredients and you can have your own homemade version of the popular store-bought brand! And even better, you can control how mild or spicy the mixture is.

Adobo Seasoning with a spoon in a jar

What Is Adobo Seasoning

Adobo seasoning is a combination of salt, garlic, and other savory spices. It is primarily used in Latin American, Caribbean, and Filipino cuisines and can be found premade in most supermarkets.

What’s in adobo seasoning? Everything you probably already have in your spice cabinet! If you can’t find Spanish paprika, substitute regular paprika, and add a dash more garlic powder. Adobo seasoning includes:

    • kosher salt & pepper
    • Spanish paprika
    • black pepper
    • garlic powder
    • onion powder
    • oregano
    • chili powder
    • cumin

What to Use it For

Adobo seasoning is an all-purpose seasoning used for everything from chicken to beef, pork, fish, and even non-meat dishes like soups, beans, rice, and even eggs!

Any time you want a deep, flavorful addition to a recipe, just reach for this great seasoning mix!

Ingredients for Adobo Seasoning on a wooden plate

How To Make Adobo Seasoning

This all-purpose seasoning is so simple to prepare!

  1. Combine all ingredients.

That’s all there is to it! Since it lasts for 6 months try making a large batch to always have some on hand.

To Store Seasoning

Keep adobo seasoning in an airtight container or jar with a tight-fitting lid in the cupboard out of direct sunlight or moisture.

It should stay fresh for about 6 months. So label it with the date it was prepared.

Most spices can be kept in the fridge or freezer, too, provided they are tightly sealed and no air can get in.

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Adobo Seasoning

This homemade Adobo Seasoning is an all-purpose spice that tastes great on meat or veggies!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 tablespoons
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  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk to combine and store in an airtight jar.


Spanish paprika can be substituted with regular paprika. Just add a dash more garlic powder.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 15 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 808IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine Filipino
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