Recipe Details

Combine chia seeds with lime, chilies, and garlic to make this zesty, versatile seasoning blend. Add this coarse, robust blend for a tangy, spicy flavor to meat, seafood, veggies, salads, and more.

  1. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Store in tightly covered jar in refrigerator.


Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The seeds are rich in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, and are commonly added to smoothies, breakfast cereals, yogurt, energy bars, and baked goods. You can find them in the organic section of grocery stores and at health food and online specialty stores. Use Chia Seed with Citrus, Chile and Garlic Blend to prepare Niçoise Salad with Chia, Citrus and Chile Crusted Tuna.