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.
- 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)
- If using seeds for black pepper, coriander or cumin crush the seeds so that you can have enough for 1 tbsp of each ingredient
- Place ingredients into a blender/ food processor and blend until mixed
The original recipe I found was located at http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/08/homemade-sazon-seasoning-mix.html