When it comes to spices, I’m a creature of habit. My go-to’s are paprika and cayenne pepper and I tend to put them on pretty much everything. That’s all well and good, but sometimes even I like to switch it up a bit. I love the flavor of spice mixes and there are a lot of good ones out there…but I’m not crazy about the amount of sodium and anti-caking agents found in a lot of them. Spices themselves have such great flavor, there’s no reason to go overboard on the salt as well.
I know there are some good salt-free seasoning mixes out there at well…but over the weekend I did a little project and made my own! Since it turned out well, I thought I’d share my new favorite salt-free seasoning mix with all of you 🙂
Here’s what you do:
Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
An easy to make, all-purpose seasoning mix that's great on chicken, fish and more!
- 2 Tbsp paprika
- 2-3 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp cumin
- Combine all of the spices in a small bowl.
- Mix until well combined.
- Store in an airtight container.
This is just about as simple as it gets!
Just combine all the spices, mix well and voila!
I even treated myself to a cute little $1.99 container from Meijer to store it in 🙂
I used this on my baked chicken over the weekend, but it’d also be good on fish or pork. Feel free to play around with the recipe and make it your own. Cumin is not my favorite spice and I didn’t want it to overpower, so I didn’t use very much in the mix…If you like it, add a little more. Same thing with the cayenne. I like things spicy, so I used at least 3 tsp, probably closer to 4. If you don’t like spicy, leave it out…or just use a little bit!
- What are your favorite spices?
- Do you make your own spice mixes?