Mexican Seasoning Mix

Makes: A small jar full - easily doubled Ready in: 5 mins

This basic combination of flavours will add a Mexican zing to all sorts of dishes. Use as a seasoning on potato wedges or to flavour stews, soups, mince dishes or kale chips. You can or make a paste from the seasoning, mix with a little oil and use as a spice rub for baked or barbecue food, it's really versatile and cheap to make.


  • 1 heaped Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp chilli powder or flakes


    Place all the spices into a screw top jar and shake well.  



    Empty baby food jars make excellent containers for homemade spice blends, you can see how much is left and the opening is large enough for a measuring spoon, unlike most manufactured spice jars.

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