Clean Spice Mixes

I love to cook.
I hate boring food.
I don’t want a lot of salt in my food.
I need to have simple recipes available to help flavor my dishes.

I have found that the three most popular spice mixtures that I use are fajita, ranch, and taco. While I appreciate the convenience of ready-made packages, I don’t like not know what each ingredient is or what function it plays in the mixture. I know there’s a lot more salt in these mixtures, which I didn’t like.

When I started making my own spices, I realized how much cheaper it was to make them at home, but I was concerned about wasting individual spices since I wasn’t sure I’d use the entire the container before it was out of date. However, I quickly realized that most of these mixtures have common ingredients that I use in other dishes as well.

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Here are the most popular spice recipes I use in my meals.

Fajita Seasoning

2 tbsp chili powder1 ingredients f
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper

I use this fajita spice recipe in Mexican Cauliflower Rice.

 

Ranch Seasoning

½ tsp dried chives1 ingredients r
½ tsp dried parsley
½ tsp dried dill weed
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

To make dressing, add 1 cup mayo and ½ cup sour cream OR 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt.

I use this ranch seasoning recipe in Clean “Crack Chicken.

 

Taco Seasoning

2 tsp chili powder1 ingredients t
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black powder
Optional – 1 pinch cayenne pepper
– 1 pinch red pepper flakes

Mix spices. Add to 1 pound of cooked ground meat. Add up to ¼ C water if meat is dry.

I use this recipe for “normal” tacos but also in Tex Mex Cabbage Casserole.

 

I hope you have found these spice mix recipes helpful and that they help to add a pop of flavor to your favorite meals!

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