Homemade Adobo seasoning in glass jar, in dish with spoon, and spilled on parchment paper.

Adobo Seasoning

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Adobo is great as a dry rub for meats, seasoning black beans and rice, and so much more.
Fits into a standard (4-oz.) spice jar as written, can be easily doubled or tripled.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 oz. (1/2 cup) 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Latin American


  • 3 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric or ground annatto
  • 2 tsp. salt


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, turmeric, and salt until well combined.
  2. Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place.