Do you really need to add seasoning to fresh salsa ingredients? Well, no, but I love how the flavors below elevate the taste. And not just for salsas, can be added to mashed avocados for a quick guacamole, to refried beans for added flavors, potatoes to give them a little zing, or sour cream for a quick dip (let set in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours before serving).
Once you taste it, you may find other useful ideas and ways to use this. Below the salsa seasoning is a recipe for a quick salsa.
The seasoning can be stored in an air-tight container or zip lock bag with extra air removed. Keep in your cupboard for future use.
I use this to easily season salsas, guacamole, with sour cream for dips and it can be used on chicken or fish as well.
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 2 TBS dried cilantro
- 3 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp white pepper (or can be fresh ground black pepper)
- 1 TBS onion powder or dried minced onion
- 1.5 tsp granulated garlic powder
- 1 tsp jalapeño powder (or wasabi powder or dried jalapeños**)
- 3 tsp celery seed
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp thyme leaves (or ½ tsp powdered thyme)
- Combine all in a bowl and mix well.
- Fresh Quick Salsa for Healthy Snacking
- 5 roma tomatoes (diced – seeds are just fine)
- 1 med white onion, small dice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, rough chop
- 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
- 1/2 orange/yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
- 1/2 TBS olive oil
- 2 TBS of the Salsa Seasoning
- In a large mixing bowl, stir the oil, salt, pepper, garlic and seasoning. Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Add in all of the other ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 15 minutes, taste and adjust seasoning. then stir again and serve with tortilla chips.
Salsa is also a great topping for fish and chicken.