Seasoning mixes are a time saver in the kitchen. Instead of measuring out several different spices and herbs each time you want a particular flavor, you can reach for a seasoning mix and measure out the amount you need one time. That’s nice when you’re pinched for time.
But the price you pay for purchased blends is more than dollars and cents. All too often additives and excess sodium tag along with the spices and herbs you’re looking for. If you want to find a healthier alternative, look no further than your own spice cupboard. You can make your own spice mix. So why not try it now? It’s easy to make. You control the ingredients. You can reduce the amount of sodium, and tailor the spices and herbs to your own tastes. What’s not to like about that?
To get you started, I have a homemade Southwest Seasoning Mix I want to share today. It’s salt-free but packed with flavor and little bit of heat. Use it as a dry rub or in a marinade to season grilled chicken or fish. Add it to fresh salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for a southwest taste. Or think outside the box and mix it in with hummus. The possibilities are endless – tacos, fajitas, and more. Toss the spices and herbs together and store in a jar in a cool, dry place. And when you’re hungry for spicy southwest flavors, just reach for your jar of southwest seasoning mix and enjoy!
This Southwest Seasoning Mix is quick and easy to make, and salt-free but packed with flavor and little bit of heat.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 8 tsp. cumin
- 8 tsp. chili powder
- 4 tsp. oregano
- 4 tsp. smoked paprika
- 4 tsp. coriander
- 4 tsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less if desired)
- Mix all ingredients together in a small jar.
- Store in a cool, dry place.