In an effort to eat healthier and buy fewer and fewer processed foods, I’ve started making a bunch of my own spice blends. I started with the basics I use all the time–dry ranch dressing packets, dry onion soup packets, and taco seasoning. I love these and use them all the time in my recipes, but I CANNOT stand how much sodium and fillers are in these things! So, after reading a TON of recipes online and through some trial-and-error, I have come up with recipes that I use all the time.
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
**1 tablespoon sea salt (optional)
Shake it all up in a jar!
Dry Onion Soup Packets
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt
**1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Shake it all up in a jar. I shake it up before using it each time since this mixture tends to settle a little over time.
4 Tablespoons of this mixture is equivalent to 1 seasoning packet.
Dry Ranch Dressing
5 tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
4 teaspoons salt (I use a little less, but that’s just personal preference)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Shake it all up in a jar.
2 Tablespoons of this mixture is equivalent to 1 packet. I also shake it this jar up before using it since this mixture also tends to settle a little over time.
Stay tuned for my homemade curry powder and “Cream-of-something” soup mixes!