This homemade Sazon Seasoning is so easy to make from scratch with spices you already have in your pantry! Popular in Latin cooking, this spice mix is a great addition to any dish.
Homemade spice mixes and condiments are my jam! I used to buy the Goya brand of Sazon seasoning in packets but now I prefer to make my own. It's super easy and I already have all of the ingredients in my spice rack. This spice mix adds delicious flavor to any Mexican dish I make!
- ground cumin
- ground coriander
- ground achiote
- garlic powder
- dried oregano
- ground turmeric
- salt and pepper
What is achiote spice?
If you are not familiar with this spice, it is ground annatto seeds (from the achiote tree), a common ingredient that adds orange-red color to dishes. You will find it in chorizo sausage but also cheddar cheese. If you can't find it in your grocery store or market, you can buy it on Amazon. A good substitute is a mix of turmeric and paprika (not Hungarian or smoked).
What do you use Sazon seasoning for?
This spice mix is perfect with rice, beans, any dishes with peppers and onions, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. Add it to pork, beef or chicken, even shrimp!
How to use it?
Use 2 teaspoons of seasoning in recipes that call for one packet of sazon seasoning.
You can store this mix in a small plastic or glass jar with lid, in a cool dry place. Mark it with a sharpie so you know what it is.
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Sazon Seasoning Recipe
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground achiote
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all spices in a small bowl. Whisk well.
- Place in a small jar.
- Use 2 teaspoons in a recipe, as needed.