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22 Spectacular Paleo Spice Blend Recipes

Louise | November 29

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it’s bland food! So I have listed some delicious Paleo Spice Mix Recipes here to help you jazz things up a bit!

Homemade spice mixes can be designed to suit your palate and diet, so why not have some fun trying these out!

Just imagine how impressed your family will be when you provide them with barbecued meat smothered in homemade spice rubs or a wonderful Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast!

Some of the recipes below are for just the spice mix while other are entire recipes (with the spice mix plus the full dish).

Here are some of the Paleo spice blend recipes you’ll soon be enjoying:

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Spectacular Paleo Spice Blends

Paleo Spice Blend Recipes – Just The Spice Mixes

The Best Homemade Dry Rub

– The Wooden Skillet

Ingredients: kosher salt, smoked paprika, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic pepper, black pepper.

This dry rub is designed to be used on any meat, pork, ribs, chicken – the list is endless. The spices here combine aromatics, heat, and overall great flavor. The mix is easy to make and this can be the perfect partner for Paleo barbecue sauces, so have fun experimenting!

Vivica’s Secret Spice Mix

– The Nourished Caveman

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Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: garlic powder, organic chili flakes, dried organic parsley flakes.

This recipe could not be simpler! Just three ingredients give you a mix that can be used to flavor just about anything. This could be added to a bowl of vegetable soup, stirred into a casserole or sprinkled on eggs – the choice is yours. Store this mix in an airtight jar then you will always have added flavoring to season up your food.

Homemade Chili Seasoning

– Evolving Table

Ingredients: chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, cinnamon, black pepper, salt.

This seasoning is another one that can be made in a batch and stored in a jar for later use, saving you time and effort. It was created to be used in chili recipes but would also make a great flavoring for grilled steaks or chicken. The scent of these spices is amazing and they will add loads of flavor to your food.

Taco Seasoning

– Wellness Mama

Ingredients: chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano leaf, paprika, Himalayan salt or sea salt (optional), ground pepper.

Buying ready-made taco seasoning is not a good idea as they are usually full of preservatives and coloring, so why buy when you can make your own! This mix can be adjusted to suit the family by cutting down on the chili powder, although most kids like a bit of heat. This mix can be used on meat for grilling or as a seasoning for soups and stews.

Universal Spice Rub

– Ditch the Wheat

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Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: paprika, coconut sugar, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, dried oregano, onion powder, pepper, dry mustard, cayenne pepper.

This is another spice rub that you can keep ready-mixed in a jar and it is so versatile you can use it on anything! It makes a great rub for steaks and chicken on the barbecue or as a great taste booster for soups and casseroles, but it even works as a coating for sweet potato skins or wedges and these make great party food for entertaining friends.

Make Your Own Masala Chai Tea Spice Mix/Blend

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: nutmeg, ginger powder, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, dried basil (optional).

This chai tea mix is packed with aromatics like the cinnamon and cloves and has a bit of heat from the ginger. Because of the health benefits of the cloves and ginger, this would be a great drink to make if you have a cold, flu, or a sore throat. You can store this mix in a jar for use in the future so you never need to run out.

Homemade Paleo Cajun Seasoning

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried basil, salt.

Cajun cuisine is traditionally linked to spices and really deep flavors, but not always to too much heat, so this type of seasoning can be used for the whole family. It can be enjoyed as a rub for chops or steaks, a coating for chicken drumsticks or sausages or it can be added to soups and casseroles. This is another mix that can be stored in a jar and kept for later use.

Paleo Spice Blend Recipes – Drinks

Spiced Pistachio Shake

– My Heart Beets

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Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: milk of choice, pistachio, maple syrup or honey, ground cardamom, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground fennel, ground ginger.

This spicy shake can be made with whatever milk you enjoy like your favorite nut milk. This is best served ice-cold so you can appreciate the flavor as the taste of the spices comes through. Thanks to the slow release of energy from the nuts, this could be a good drink to keep you going through the day. It only takes a couple of minutes to put this together so you could whizz it up for family and friends who drop by.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: coffee, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ghee.

Isn’t it funny how pumpkin and spice go so well together! The spices are warming and give the coffee a great aroma. The pumpkin also adds a great color to this drink. This would be a fantastic drink to rustle up for serving at a Halloween party, with the traditional pumpkin flavor adding authenticity to the night.

Coconut Masala Chai Tea

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: coconut cream, water, raw honey or sweetener of choice, loose black tea leaves, masala tea spice blend (see recipe for the spice mix above).

Tea has long been enjoyed in many countries, but chai is most commonly found in India. You would not expect a hot country to serve a hot drink, but tea can be very refreshing in the warmest climates. This drink is great for rehydration and the ginger and cinnamon give it such a great flavor. Masala just means a spice blend, so track your favorite one online and experiment with it!

Paleo Spice Blend Recipes – Mains

Indian Spiced Whole Roast Chicken

– That Paleo Couple

Ingredients: chicken, garlic, ginger, garam masala, ground hot chili, salt, lemon juice, powdered tarragon, onion, ghee or coconut oil or olive oil, cloves, black peppercorns, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, chicken broth, water, fresh cilantro.

The blend of spices here has its original roots in Indian cuisine, giving the chicken a truly authentic flavor of the East. This is a slow-cook recipe, giving you tender and juicy chicken that will fill the house with a whole host of aromas. Marinating the chicken before cooking helps the flavors to soak into the meat and keeps the chicken moist and delicious.

Chorizo Spiced Pork from Real Food Slow Cooker

– Zen Belly

Ingredients: chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, ground coriander, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, pork shoulder.

Chorizo comes in many forms, but we will all be familiar with the spicy, smoky flavors it has thanks to the paprika. This spice blend works so well with pork and the level of heat can be adjusted by changing the amount of pepper flakes and chili powder you use. The pork should be tender and juicy and tastes amazing served on jicama shells or in lettuce wraps.

Mexican-Spiced Pork Loin Roast

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: pork loin roast, coconut sugar, ancho chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, kosher or sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper.

Because pork loin is such a lean cut of meat, this recipe would be perfect to serve for a Mexican-themed dinner party or family celebration. Coating the loin in a spice blend helps to seal the meat and keep all the juices inside, giving you a tender roast at the end. If you do not eat pork then this recipe would also work well with a whole chicken, especially if you put the rub under the skin.

Nightshade-Free Paleo Lamb Curry

– The Paleo Mom

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Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: lamb stew meat, red palm oil, yellow onions, carrots, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, mustard powder, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, anise, garlic powder or fresh garlic, caraway seed, salt, lemon juice, chicken stock, coconut cream concentrate, fresh spinach.

This is a traditional blend of spices that you find in Indian cuisine and they give you a rich and aromatic curry dish. Lamb curries are delicious and the longer you cook them, the more tender the meat becomes. You can serve this curry over cauliflower rice or vegetable noodles. Other meat such as chicken and goat will also work well here.

Cinnamon-Rubbed Sirloin Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette

– Seasonal and Savory

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Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: sirloin steak, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, butter lettuce, watercress, and/or any lettuce, pecans, fresh pear, extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar.

The flavor of this beef is amazingly sweet and spicy at the same time! The cinnamon goes well with the pear and adds a special touch to this salad, and the pecans give a contrast in texture to the steak and the soft pear. Just remember to rest the steak before slicing, as this will allow the beef to become more tender and succulent.

Paleo Spice Blend Recipes – Sides

Paleo Diet Quick Spiced Up Roasted Vegetables

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: carrots, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cumin, turmeric, garlic powder, dried oregano, black pepper, sea salt, coconut oil.

This is a super-healthy side dish as it involves turmeric, but above all, it tastes great! There is something so tasty about roasted vegetables, as they take on a slight caramel flavor and they make a fantastic side for roast meats. If like some people, you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you could replace them with broccoli or cauliflower florets.

Paleo Spice Blend Recipes – Sweets and Treats

Spice Cookies

– A Girl Worth Saving

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Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: salted sunflower seed, egg, Blackstrap molasses, powdered ginger, ground cinnamon powder, allspice, honey, sea salt.

These wonderful cookies have a lot of Jamaican influence from the allspice, ginger, and molasses and have such a great depth of flavor that they will probably become a family favorite. Homemade cookies are great for the younger members of the family too, as you are in charge of what ingredients go into them. These ones would also make a great present for friends and neighbors around Christmas.

Gingerbread Breakfast Souffle with Cinnamon Spiced Bananas

– Primally Inspired

Ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, molasses or sweetener of choice, pure vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, banana.

Cinnamon is such a great spice – it can be used to liven up everything from roast meat to cookies, and now for breakfast! This soufflé is a great way to get kids to eat more eggs, as it has a sweet taste and spicy banana base. Remember when you are folding in the ingredients, don’t be tempted to over-mix as this can knock the air out.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

– A Girl Worth Saving

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Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, coconut flour, coconut oil, molasses, pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon powder, allspice, cardamom, egg, baking soda, coconut sugar, palm shortening, honey,

These cookies include pumpkin puree, which goes so well with spice, and these would be a great idea for Halloween catering. They are softer than some cookies and the frosting just adds another level of flavor, although they taste great without it. This is another idea for a gift for someone or as a treat to take to a coffee morning.

Sugar-Free Ginger Spice Cookies

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: whole almonds, chia seeds, coconut oil, egg, ginger, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, stevia, salt.

Sometimes you just have to have a ginger cookie with your tea or coffee so why not try these great sugar-free ones! The ginger and cinnamon give you a lovely warming feeling and these are sweet enough to satisfy without being loaded with bad sugars. If you don’t like stevia you could try using honey instead.

Ginger & Spice Banana Bread Cake

– Irena Macri

Ingredients: eggs, bananas, coconut oil, ginger, Medjool dates, orange zest, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice or Chinese five-spice, vanilla essence (optional), tapioca flour, coconut flour, unsweetened desiccated coconut, bicarb soda, orange juice, pecans (optional), dried cranberries, maple syrup.

This has got to be one of the best cake recipes yet – packed with flavors from the fruit and spices and with a little zesty kick from the citrus. If you can tolerate nuts, the pecans used as decoration make this cake look so impressive that it would make a fantastic gift for someone. They also give a lovely contrast in texture to the cake, but if you can’t eat nuts just leave them out and use extra cranberries for the top.

Spiced Pear Bread Bombs

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: eggs, pears, baking powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, coconut flour, cassava flour, sunflower seeds, walnuts, vanilla, pure maple syrup or raw honey, sea salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg.

The textures in these little treats are so good, from the soft, sweet pear to the crunchy nut pieces. They have the lovely warm flavors of ginger and nutmeg and would make a great mid-afternoon or after-school snack. These bread bombs are best eaten on the same day, but not necessarily all at the same time!