A Copycat Hello Fresh Seasoning recipe to add some zest to your spice cabinet, this Southwest Spice adds a touch of well-rounded heat and some acidity to your favorite protein dishes, giving them a little Southern flavor.
HelloFresh Southwest Seasoning Recipe
Chances are that even if you haven’t tried them out for yourself, you’re at least aware of Hello Fresh.
Its a meal prep delivery company that delivers all of the ingredients you need to make a pre-set variety of meals each week. You pick out your meals the week before based on a delicious assortment exclusive to that week and then all of your grocery shopping and meal planning is done for those meals – including healthy side dishes.
I’ve tried it out and been really happy with the quality and flavor of the recipes, however, my biggest complaint is sometimes they include these delicious seasoning packets that are exclusive to Hello Fresh and they don’t sell the seasonings separately. So, if you do find a recipe that you love and want to keep on making, if it uses one of those exclusives seasonings it’s pretty hard to get your repeat attempts to be just as delicious as the first version.
Luckily, HelloFresh has been very generous with sharing how to make their southwest seasoning blend, so this isn’t just an attempt at a copycat – this is the real deal!
What is Southwest Seasoning? This southwest seasoning blend is a super simple blend of garlic powder, cumin and chile powder that adds a bit of pungent acidity and a hit of rounded spice to your favorite dishes. It’s perfect on just about any protein and can also be included in your favorite chili recipe!
The best cost savings with this recipe is to purchase your spices from a bulk store, or if that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs. Buying the little containers to make this seasoning would be crazy expensive (but ironically, still cheaper than using the seasoning packets).
This southwest seasoning is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.
This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.
Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy it is to whip up our Copycat HelloFresh Southwest Seasoning recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Southwest Seasoning Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: adjust the seasonings according to your personal preferences.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Southwest Seasoning
Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Whisk to combine.
Taste and adjust, to personal preference.
Store in an airtight mason jar in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen, up to three months.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our Southwest Seasoning recipe:
- 4 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Whisk to combine.
- Taste and adjust, to personal preference.
- Store in an airtight mason jar in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen, up to three months.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope you love this easy Southwest Seasoning – and I’d love to hear what recipes you end up adding it to!
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