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Shawarma Seasoning Recipe

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You’ll love making your own Shawarma Seasoning Recipe! It’s the perfect blend of spices to add to any Mediterranean dish, veggie side dish, or main entree. Spice recipes like this are the best!

I’m a huge fan of making homemade spices and seasonings because they add flavor. If you’re ready to add to your spice cabinet, try this simple DIY Shawarma Spice.

You’re in for a treat if you haven’t made your spice blends before. They’re fast, simple, and easy to store until you find the perfect recipe to add them to!

Shawarma Seasoning Recipe

I’m all about the flavor of this dish. I’m a big cumin fan, so using that as one of the main ingredients drew me in. I also love adding this to chicken dishes as it really pops the flavor!

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My boys agree that having homemade spices is a fast and easy way to add new flavors quickly. I think that this is one simple seasoning that I’ll gladly use on various types of ingredients and meals.

I’ve made room in my spice cabinet for this one because it’s a winner! Everyone in the whole family agrees it’s a wonderful addition and taste!

What is the best way to store homemade seasoning blends?

Storing homemade seasoning blends effectively is essential for maintaining their flavor and longevity. The best way to keep these aromatic mixtures fresh is by placing them in airtight containers, such as glass jars with tight-fitting lids.

Keep them in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight, which can degrade the quality of spices over time. Ensuring the containers are completely dry before filling them is crucial, as moisture can lead to clumping and mold.

Labeling each jar with the name of the blend and the date created will help you track their freshness and use them within their optimal period. By following these simple storage tips, you can enjoy the robust flavors of your homemade seasonings for months to come.

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Make it a Meal:

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Main Dish: Keto Sesame Chicken Recipe

Vegetable Side: Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Lavender and Elderflower Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

Best Seasoning Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Mediterreanean Seasoning Recipe, it’s time to make more! Here are a few of my top spice blend picks I think you’ll love as much as I do.

These Hello Fresh Spice Blends prove you can create many seasonings and spices!

I love the flavor of this Hello Fresh Fajita Spice Blend Recipe.

Homemade Taco Seasoning is a fun flavor to add to Taco Tuesday!

Check out the flavor of this Copycat HelloFresh Smoky BBQ Blend!

This Copycat Emeril’s Essence Seasoning pairs well with so many different ingredients!

I love adding this Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe to seafood recipes!

Use this Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe to add fun flavors.

What does Shawarma seasoning taste like?

Shawarma seasoning is a savory blend of spices that embody the essence of Middle Eastern cuisine. When you taste it, you’re met with a warm, earthy, aromatic, and comforting medley.



Key ingredients typically include cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic, paprika, and cloves, which create a rich flavor. Spices like cayenne pepper (optional) linger with a subtle heat, but sweet hints of cinnamon and nutmeg temper it.

This seasoning is integral in giving shawarma its signature taste—slightly spicy, smoky, and wonderfully complex. Whether dusted on succulent slices of meat or sprinkled over veggies, the taste transports you to bustling markets under an open sky, where freshly cooked delicacies fill the air.

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Shawarma Seasoning Recipe

Shawarma Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This Shawarma Seasoning Recipe is perfect for veggies, meats, and more!


  • 2 part tumeric
  • 2 part cumin
  • 1 part dried coriander
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part paprika
  • 1/2 part ground allspice
  • 1/2 part black pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredinets and store in a cool, dry place.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/4/2024

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