Homemade Sazon is a flavorful Cuban blend of seasoning which accents rice, beans, vegetable and meat dishes that is easy to make yourself.
Sazon gives your food a warm and comforting flavor that is not spicy. Sazon seasoning is used to enhance existing flavors in a dish just like you would with a salt shaker. Most blends consist of coriander, cumin, garlic, oregano, black pepper and some sort of spice that adds color such as paprika. I mixed up what seemed to be a basic recipe except I added some turmeric for color and well because turmeric is so good for our health I try to use it often.
For an absolutely delicious way to use sazon try my Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Sazon Cashew Dressing. Homemade sazon infuses wonderful Cuban flavors in each layer of healthy ingredients. This dressing has become one of my healthy go-to salad dressings.
Some commercially made sazon contain MSG and other additives so mixing your own is a simple and easy way to not have to worry about this. You just toss all the spices in a jar, put on a top and shake. Homemade sazon would also be good to keep in a shaker bottle and place on the table at mealtime.
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a jar, screw on a lid and shake.
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