Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix - Homemade spice mixes are an easy do it yourself pantry item - this one is great on chicken, sweet potatoes, vegetables and lets you control the salt.
What type of cook are you? I'm the type of person in the kitchen, who always wants to make it myself. Whether it's dip, bread, salad dressing, cookies, condiments or spice mixes. I just love being in the kitchen. Plus, I don't like to buy packaged foods, with a bunch of extra additives and preservatives. I just feel better when I eat cleaner. And take a break from cake. Luckily I'm not that into sweets so that's not too hard to manage that most of the time.
And I totally get people who don't like to, or don't want to take the time to make everything little thing from scratch. I don't think everyone HAS to just because I do. I'm still going to. And I'm still going to encourage you to do what YOU want to do.
But... If you want to ditch a store bought item, a spice mix is a good one to ditch. Or if you just want a great spice mix to add to your dinner rotation for grilling season, my Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix is it. A homemade, do it yourself spice mix won't have additives and preservatives which is nice. It can also be salt free. I don't usually add salt to my mixes. I season as I go when I cook.
This is a quick and easy pantry staple recipe for you and it's perfect on grilled vegetables (I used a grill pan for this last week), grilled chicken, roasted and cubed sweet potatoes, and my Slowcooker Salsa Chicken recipe coming up this week.
This is just a great seasoning to have on hand all the time.
What's your favorite homemade or store-bought spice mix? I love homemade Italian spice mix too.
Southwest Seasoning Mix
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- Mix all spices together and store in air tight jar.