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Sazón Seasoning Blend

Course: Miscellany
Cuisine: Puerto Rican/Hispanic
Keyword: sazón, spice blend
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 96 half-teaspoons
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Marta Rivera
This spice blend is all you need to add color and flavor to your favorite dishes.
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  • mortar and pestle


  • 1/4 cup kosher salt reduce to 2 tablespoons if using MSG (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground annatto
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper optional


  • In a mortar and pestle, grind the salt until fine. This breaks the salt down to the same size as the ground spices.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, annatto, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and black pepper (if using).
  • Whisk the spices together until blended well.
  • Transfer the sazón to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in a cool, dark place for 6 months or less.
  • Use as desired; 1 1/2 teaspoon equals one packet of sazón, while a portion size is 1/2 teaspoon.


Traditional Sazón: reduce the salt to 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons of Accent flavor enhancer (MSG) with the onion and garlic powders. 


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg