Sazón Seasoning Blend

22 Mar

When searching for sazón seasoning for a recipe I wanted to try, I found the most common brand is Goya and lists MSG as the first ingredient. So, I put it back on the shelf and set out to make my own. Sazón is Spanish for “seasoning”. In Puerto Rico, it also refers to a seasoned salt which adds not only flavor, but also a subtle orange hue to dishes.

Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tsp +/- salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp achiote (annatto)
  • 1 tsp Mexican saffron flowers
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Mexican oregano

How to make it

  • Combine all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container.

2 Responses to “Sazón Seasoning Blend”


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