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DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe

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It’s time to try this DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe! Save yourself a trip to the store and make your homemade spice at home. Easy Spice Recipes are simple to make and have so much flavor!

You can make a large batch and use it for your home, or make it a fun and tasty gift to share. There are endless options!

I’ve been a fan of making my spices for quite some time. They have a lot more flavor and are just a better-quality mixture.

DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe

You can use this spice on meats and vegetables, making it a versatile option. And the best part is that it’s made with ingredients you might already have!

My boys have eaten many meals where I’ve added this spice to the mixture, and they tell me that they’re a huge fan of the flavor.

That’s all I need to hear when it comes to homemade cooking. You can’t go wrong with adding this simple recipe to your spice cabinet.

How long do homemade spices stay fresh?

Making homemade spices is a great way to ensure that the flavors in your dishes are just how you want them, without any unknown preservatives or additives. But with the benefits of making your spices comes the responsibility of properly storing and using them.

Generally speaking, homemade spices will stay fresh for about six months to a year, depending on the type of spice and the conditions in which it is stored.

Factors such as humidity, sunlight, and temperature can affect the longevity of spices, so it’s essential to keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Properly storing your homemade spices can help maintain their freshness for extended periods so you can continue to enjoy their delicious flavors in your cooking.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cuban Spice Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Best Spice Recipes:

Once you make this Cuban Seasoning Recipe, it’s easy to see how you can make your spices. I’ve gathered some of my favorites for you to use!

This HelloFresh Blackening Spice Recipe adds a good depth of flavor.

Be sure to whip up this Hello Fresh Fajita Spice Blend Recipe for taco night!

I love the spice on this Coffee Rubbed Chili Chicken!

This Copycat Emeril’s Essence Seasoning needs to happen ASAP!

Homemade Taco Seasoning is one of the easiest to make!

Everyone in my house likes the taste of this Copycat HelloFresh Fall Spice Blend.

Try this Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe if you want something new and delicious!

What foods pair well with Cuban seasoning?

Cuban seasoning is a delicious blend of spices that gives food a warm, spicy flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you are looking for a way to spice up your morning breakfast or add some Cuban flair to your lunch or dinner, various foods pair well with Cuban seasoning.

Try seasoning your eggs with Cuban seasoning for breakfast with a kick or mixing it into a marinade for your favorite meats. Add it to your favorite soups or stews for a hearty, flavorful meal.

Some other foods that pair well with Cuban seasoning include black beans, plantains, and roasted vegetables.

Whatever your preference, adding Cuban seasoning to your meals is a delicious way to add some spice and flavor to your day.

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DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe

DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This DIY Cuban Spice Seasoning Recipe is made using simple ingredients from the pantry!


  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 Tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon white pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt


  1. Add everything to a bowl and whisk.
  2. Stor in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 795mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 9/13/2023

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