Homemade Sazon Seasoning


This is a my homemade sazon seasoning recipe, which I always use in Puerto Rican dishes. Other versions of this spice mix call for only paprika or turmeric. I find adding both achieves the reddish-orange color without affecting flavor. The salt in this recipe can be reduced or omitted as many dishes call for additional salt. I prefer to omit and just add salt as needed to dishes while I'm cooking. I hope you will enjoy it!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground annatto seed

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine coriander, cumin, garlic powder, annatto, salt, turmeric, Mexican oregano, and pepper in an airtight container and mix well.


If you can't find ground annatto, use ground paprika. Mexican oregano is preferred but regular oregano works well, too.

Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of this mix to equal 1 packet of store-bought sazón seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

12 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 578mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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