Mexican Spices

Some of the most common spices, herbs and flavorings used in Mexican food are:
Ajo - Garlic
Ajedrea - Savory
Ajonjoli - Sesame
Albahaca - Basil
Alcaparras - Capers
Alcaravea - Caraway
Almendra - Almond
Anís - Aniseed
Avellana - Hazelnut
Azafrán - Saffron
Canela - Cinnamon
Cilantro - Coriander
Clavo de olor - Clove
Comino - Cumin
Estragón - Tarragon
Huauhtli Nahuatl - Amaranth
Jengibre - Ginger
Mostaza - Mustard
Nuez moscada - Nutmeg
Orégano - Oregano
Perejil - Parsley
Pimentón dulce - Paprika
Pimienta negra - Black pepper
Romero - Rosemary
Sal - salt
Tamarindo - Tamarind
Tomillo - Thyme

Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices. Great in chilli Sprinkle on beef, pork or chicken before grilling, baking, or broiling.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Whisk together chili powder, paprika cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle pepper, oregano and salt until evenly combined.

Place Mexican spice mix in an airtight glass jar and store in a cool, dark place. Use within 3 months. Shake before each use to re-combine.

Great in chili. Sprinkle on beef, pork, & chicken before grilling, baking, or broiling.

Yield: about 1 cup

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