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Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

A very specific and rewarding spice to have on hand for seriously rich-flavored foods. Make your own!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: diy jamaican jerk seasoning, homemade jerk seasoning, jamaican jerk spice dry rub recipe
Servings: 75 servings
Calories: 1kcal


  • 1 jar we just used another spice container (reduce, reuse, recycle) 🙂
  • 1 - 3 Measuring spoons


  • ½ Tbsp Dash Onion and Herb seasoning
  • ½ Tbsp Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
  • 2 tsp Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  • After zesting your orange into the container, add all of the other ingredients and shake to mix well.
  • Store in a mason jar or seasoning jar at room temperature with other spices. Enjoy!


Storage Tips

  • Just like other ground seasonings, an airtight container (a recycled seasoning jar works) is ideal. Plastic is found to have many toxins that absorb and kind of merge with your spices, so avoid plastic at all costs.
  • Light and heat aid in the potency loss of your spices, so make sure you're storing them in a cool, dry place away from any appliances or anything that gives off heat and/or moisture.
  • Writing the dates on your containers (either directly or using a stick-on label) helps you keep track of the age of your spices. Typically, after six months ground spices start to lose their potency, so in addition to knowing how long it's been around, sniff to verify whether it's still good or not. 


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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