Recreate the fiery peri peri seasoning you’ve come to love at fast food restaurants by making it at home at a fraction of the cost! This sweet, sour, salty, spicy dry rub is perfect for vegetables, veggie burgers, salads, and dips. You’ll love its versatility and will soon be using it on all kinds of food!
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Why you’ll love this easy seasoning recipe
- Cut costs – you can make a lot of this spice blend for what a store-bought jar would cost.
- No need for your family to eat out at expensive fast-food restaurants.
- It’s a great spice mix for all types of food, burgers, salad, or even to add spice to rice dishes.
- The only equipment you need to make it is a mixing bowl and a spoon.
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
If you like spicy food, then you are going to love this popular seasoning, homemade peri peri seasoning adds a little heat to so many different dishes and you can make it at home at a fraction of the cost!
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the spices in the photograph below.
Peri peri or piri piri seasoning?
Peri peri, piri piri, or even peli peli, is a spice mix popular in Southern Africa.
Piri piri is a Portuguese word for a bird’s eye chili.
So you could argue that it should be piri piri seasoning.
However, peri peri is the Swahili term for chilies.
What is peri peri seasoning?
Peri peri seasoning is a spicy dry rub with a beautiful mixture of spices and herbs; it gives a kick to vegetables and vegetarian meat.
It’s commonly associated with the fast food chain Nando’s.
If you haven’t tried it yet, you should try it!
What food would I use peri peri seasoning on?
You can use it on all types of food, we love making spicy peri peri fries with them.
Spray or rub a veggie burger or a vegan chicken burger with olive oil and then rub the spice blend onto it before cooking.
If you’re making a spicy pizza, then a little peri peri spice blend in the tomato sauce gives a real lift to it.
We love adding a little peri peri spice mix to potatoes.
It gives a delicious kick to mashed potatoes, potato fritters, or even sweet potato fries!
This homemade seasoning makes delicious peri peri French fries – you’ve got to try them!
Mix it in a small bowl with mayonnaise for a spicy dip to dunk your French fries in!
And don’t forget you can use the spice blend to make spicy rice, just like at the restaurant!
How do I store it?
Our peri peri seasoning recipes stores very well.
Keep it in an airtight container or jar, and it’ll keep for six months.
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Out of cayenne pepper?
Use ground pequin pepper instead.
- Make a big batch
It makes financial sense to make a big batch, then store it out of direct sunlight in an airtight container.
- Get the spice right
Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your palate.
- Cayenne pepper
To make an authentic peri peri seasoning recipe, you should use birds eye chili peppers, but they are not always readily available, so we use cayenne pepper instead.
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How to make peri peri seasoning with step by step instructions
Making our peri peri seasoning recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
In a small mixing bowl add ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and dried parsley,
Then, paprika, ground nutmeg, cayenne pepper, ground ginger powder, ground cardamom, and smoked paprika.
Now, stir thoroughly to mix.
Store in an airtight jar or container.
Enjoy your peri peri seasoning!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our peri peri seasoning recipe and would love to hear how you got on with making it.
Please leave a comment below, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Peri peri seasoning
- 2 tbsp Ground coriander
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Garlic powder
- 2 tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tbsp Dried oregano
- 1 tbsp Dried parsley
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp Ground ginger
- 2 tsp Ground cardamom
- 1 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- In a mixing bowl add ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried parsley, paprika, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cardamom, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper, and mix it together.2 tbsp Ground coriander, 1 tbsp Salt, 2 tbsp Garlic powder, 2 tbsp Onion powder, 1 tbsp Dried oregano, 1 tbsp Dried parsley, 2 tbsp Paprika, 2 tsp Ground nutmeg, 2 tsp Ground ginger, 2 tsp Ground cardamom, 1 tsp Smoked paprika, 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Use ground pequin pepper instead Make a big batch
It makes financial sense to make a big batch, then store it out of direct sunlight in an airtight container
Get the spice right
Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your own palate
To make an authentic peri peri seasoning recipe, you should use birds eye chili peppers, but they are not always readily available, so we use cayenne pepper instead
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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