Jamaican Green Seasoning

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Jamaican green seasoning is a staple in my kitchen, I love to use it in soups, stews, curries and more. Quick and easy to make, green seasoning will elevate your dishes at home.

Close up of Jamaican green seasoning with thyme and garlic cloves on the side.

What is green seasoning?

There’s so many versions of green seasoning in many Caribbean cultures. It’s a mix of spices, herbs and aromatics that are blended together to make a thick paste.

Sofrito is made by Dominicans and Puerto Ricans, Epis is made by Haitians and green seasoning can be found in Trini and Jamaican foods.

Not everyone makes them the same but it all tastes so good.

I love making green seasoning to put on just about anything. It makes the best rub. I use it on peril, curry chicken, red snapper, you name it!

How to make Jamaican green seasoning

Not much prep goes into making this recipe. You basically just use a blender or food processor and mix together all the ingredients.

You will need:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • scotch bonnet pepper
  • scallions aka green onion
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • ginger
  • thyme
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • vinegar

Faqs & Tips for this recipe

If you can’t get a scotch bonnet pepper use a habanero pepper, if you can’t get that either just use any spicy pepper.

Jamaican green seasoning will last in the fridge for up to five days and it will last up to three months in the freezer.

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Jamaican green seasoning in a container with garlic, thyme and scotch bonnet pepper on the side.

Jamaican Green Seasoning

A staple in Jamaican cooking, green seasoning, similar to sofrito, can be used in soups, stews and braised dishes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 5 green scallions, chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tbsp ginger, about 2 inch piece
  • 8 sprigs thyme, stems removed
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar


  • In a blender or food processor add all the ingredients. Blend it all up until there’s a thick paste.
  • Keep pushing down the sides to make sure everything gets blended well. Add a tablespoon of water if it seems too thick.
  • Very simple!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 40g | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6420IU | Vitamin C: 135mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 637
Keyword: Quick and easy
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