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.

Salsa Seasoning (makes about ½ cup)

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
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 TBS of the Salsa Seasoning


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir the oil, salt, pepper, garlic and seasoning. Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. 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.


Check out this page for additional Spice Ideas and Links

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I am a single mother who loves cooking and providing tips, techniques, to get everyone out of the takeout lane and into the kitchen.

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