Umami Seasoning Blend in a bowl.
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Umami Spice Blend

This is a "close copycat" recipe of Trader Joe's Umami Seasoning Blend. A few things are changed, but it lends a wonderful umami flavor to your recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces, Spreads & Condiments, Seasonings
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion
Keyword: black pepper, chili powder, mushrooms, thyme, yellow mustard powder
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Jen deHaan



  • If applicable, grind dried mushrooms in a coffee grinder until it's a find powder.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  • Store in an airtight container, such as an old spice bottle.


I used dried mushrooms and ground them into a powder. This can be better, as you control what parts of the mushroom is included (some powders are made of stems and broken pieces as opposed to the full mushroom). If a concern, check for grit in advance by soaking a couple. See the recipe article for more notes about the mushrooms. 1/2 cup of dried mushrooms makes about 1/4 cup of powder.
I used a jalapeno pepper powder in this recipe, because it is finely ground. Use crushed red pepper flakes, or you could grind them in a coffee grinder too.
This recipe makes about 60g of dry spice.


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg