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Adobo is an essential to Spanish, Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. This is a versatile mix with a garlicky base and can include ingredients like cumin, coriander, oregano, turmeric, annatto, and more. We use annatto which adds a beautiful reddish color and a bitter orange flavor. Use as a seasoning for meats and vegetables, in marinades, soups, salad dressings, or as a finishing seasoning tableside.

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Yield: 2 1/2 cups, 40 servings, 1Tbsp portions


1 cup garlic powder
¼ cup coriander, ground
¾ cup oregano leaves
2 Tbsp black pepper, ground
¼ cup cumin, ground
2 Tbsp annatto, ground
2 Tbsp paprika


  1. Grind all spices together in Vitamix or other high-powered blender. Mix and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area.

Nutritional Information

Calories 19 calories  Saturated Fat 0.04 g Sodium 4.2 mg Carbohydrate 4.1 g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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