I know too many people who don’t utilize the benefits of herbs and spices. Whether in their fresh or dried forms herbs and spices add layers of flavor to make your eating experience enjoyable and memorable.
I know you can purchase spice mixes at the grocery store but beware or added ingredients and always read labels, because sometimes spice mixes have filler ingredients. If you make your own blends you can avoid this problem and you’ll know exactly what your getting.
We love to use Southwest Spice Blend to spice up just about any dish.
Southwest Spice Blend
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. coriander, ground
1 Tbsp. sea salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin, ground
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
In a small bowl combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight glass jar. Label the jar “Southwest Spice Blend” and include the date you mixed it.
Sprinkle into chili, sprinkle into popcorn or toasted nuts for a spicy snack.