Peri Peri Seasoning

This homemade peri peri seasoning recipe is full of flavor from an easy mix of spices and herbs. It can be used on beef, chicken, pork, and vegetables like potatoes, broccoli and corn! The spices are all simple to find and likely already in your pantry, and the peri peri seasoning is sugar free, gluten free and healthy!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, South African Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne (see note section)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Add all of the spices into a storage jar and stir or shake until well combined. Cover and store for up to 6 months


  • Increase the spice level by adding additional cayenne pepper until desired spice level is reached, up to 1 tablespoon for a very spicy peri peri seasoning
  • This recipe makes 1/2 cup (4 ounces). You can halve the recipe by dividing each spice amount in half for a yield of 1/4 cup (2 ounces)
  • Optional ingredients include 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon white sugar, if desired but neither is necessary

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