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Homemade Sazon Mix

Hey guys, I recently shared a sazon mix on my blog, however after using it for a while I have since tweaked the recipe a bit to add additional flavors so I wanted to share that updated recipe with you.  

Whenever I used the previous mix, I would often add smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to the dish for that extra flavor and heat.  So I thought, why not add it to the sazon mix.  So I did.  

Smoked paprika brings such a wonderful flavor and essence to any dish and it blends well with the sazon seasoning mix.  Tumeric gives the mix and the food its beautiful yellow color and cayenne adds some extra heat to really spice things up a bit.  

No more pulling extra items out of the spice rack, it’s all in the mix. Just 1 and 1/2 tsp is equivalent to the store-bought sazon packet.  


We’ve all heard that herbs and spices have great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other amazing health benefits. In addition they lend their amazing flavor profiles to any dish to which they are added.  

Making your own spices at home is truly a rewarding experience.  You are able to control what goes into your food, you can limit the amount of salt and you can leave out unwanted ingredients such as MSG often found in most store-bought sazon mixes.  

I used a combination of powdered and seed spices.  If you want to get a little arm workout going, you can crush the seeds using a mortar and pestle, otherwise place the seeds and powders into a high-speed blender or food processor and in a few minutes you will have an amazing blend of aromatic spices specifically tailored to your liking.  

I hope you are inspired to create your own healthy versions of your favorite spice mixes.  If you make any tweaks for additions to the recipe please let me know, I would love to hear from you.  


Homemade Sazon Mix
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Serves: 14 tsp
  • 1 tbsp ground Tumeric
  • 1 tbsp ground smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground Coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tbsp ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Cayenne powder (optional if you don't like spicy or hot foods)
  1. If using seeds for black pepper, coriander or cumin crush the seeds so that you can have enough for 1 tbsp of each ingredient
  2. Place ingredients into a blender/ food processor and blend until mixed
This mix yields 14 tsp which is equivalent to approximately 13 store bought packages with 1 tsp remaining.

The original recipe I found was located at


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  1. Wendy Wendy
    June 18, 2015    

    Just found your blog and love it. I’ve never heard of Sazon seasoning and wonder what kinds of dishes you like to use it in. It sounds wonderful and very healthy!
    I do mix up a spice jar of nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley flakes to dust on stir fries, tofu. toast. About 3 T. nutritional yeast, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1 T. dried parsley flakes, varied as my mood dictates!
    Thank you for all that you do.

    • June 18, 2015    

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for your comment. Its so nice to know that you are enjoying the site and the recipes. 😉 Sazon seasoning is often found in the international section of your grocery store. One of the more well known brands that actually make Sazon is Goya. Since I use it a lot, I have opted to create my own mix as the store bought mixes often contain MSG. Personally, I am unable to tolerate MSG but some people are not really bothered by it. The sazon seasoning is often used in Spanish and Caribbean cuisines. You can use it to flavor rice, beans, rice and bean dishes, vegetables, soups or stews. The turmeric in the ingredients is what gives it and the food a light yellow coloring. Most mixes also contain saffron. Saffron comes in threads and can be quite expensive in regular supermarkets. You can often find it a little cheaper in Indian, Caribbean and Spanish spice shops. The mix is quite healthy as all spices in some way have great health benefits with the added bonus of flavoring your meal. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think. I also like the sound of your your spice mix as well and I will give it a try. I hope I’ve answered your questions. You can also contact me via email if you need additional information. 🙂 Have a wonderful day.

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