Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix

Y’all, I have to tell you a secret. For 14 years I have been using a prepackaged salsa seasoning mix. When I first started canning salsa, I used the recipe in my Ball Blue Book. After being told about a seasoning mix my sister used and loved, I began using it instead of making salsa the long way. It wasn’t until this past October I decided never again and found the perfect combination of ingredients for the easy Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix.

Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix - No Need to Buy a Prepackaged Envelope Any Longer. Make Your Own Mix and Know What Is In There. #recipe #salsa


Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix

I know you’re wondering why I would buy salsa seasoning mix instead of just making it the long way. I have two perfectly good (in my mind) reasons for buying a dry mix. First, when I can salsa, I don’t have to worry about batches not tasting the same every time. Second, there have been years when I didn’t can any salsa and just mixed up one or two cans of diced tomatoes at a time. After about 15 minutes those cans of salsa tasted just like the jars I made – every time.
When we lived in Montana, I bought a large container of the seasoning mix when I found it at Walmart during canning season. I knew it was the same ingredients for the small envelope (for one can of diced tomatoes) I paid $2.50. So I bought one last envelope and measured what was in it. Two tablespoons of seasoning were in there and I paid $1.25 per tablespoon for those envelopes. Boy, did I feel foolish. I still do knowing how I’ve been sending money out the window all these years for envelopes and boxes of seasoning mix. No more!
While buying store bought mixes have their benefits like convenience, I like knowing what is inside of my seasoning. I can adjust the levels of heat and sodium to this mixture. The recipe I’m sharing with you can be changed for your tastes and needs.
There is nothing weird in the salsa seasoning mix just onion, red pepper, salt, garlic, black pepper, and parsley.
Each time you use the mix, you’ll want to give the container a shake so all the powder seasonings will mix with the dried ingredients.
Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix - No Need to Buy a Prepackaged Envelope Any Longer. Make Your Own Mix and Know What Is In There. #recipe #salsa

Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix - No Need to Buy a Prepackaged Envelope Any Longer. Make Your Own Mix and Know What Is In There. #recipe #salsa

Homemade Salsa Seasoning Mix

Ingredients:
• ½ cup Onion flakes
• ¼ cup Red Pepper flakes
• 2 Tablespoons Salt
• 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
• 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
• 1 Tablespoons Parsley flakes
Directions:
In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
To use – mix up to 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix to 1 can of diced tomatoes and stir. If you have time, make the salsa ahead of time so the flavors can come together. If not, mix everything together and enjoy. Makes 1 cup of dry seasoning mix.

Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix - No Need to Buy a Prepackaged Envelope Any Longer. Make Your Own Mix and Know What Is In There. #recipe #salsa

8 comments

  1. This looks very easy, Lori. I can't wait to try it out this weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Let me know how you like it.

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  2. Hi Lori, Today was "clean the fridge day". I had just enough extra produce (even cilantro) to make a salsa. Everything, that is, but the spice package I usually use. I googled "Homemade Salsa Seasoning Mix" and up came your recipe. I'm so glad it did because, as it turns out, your recipe is a dead-ringer for the one I buy. I didn't change a thing, it's really really good as is. This is good news on several levels. The packets of salsa mix that I've been buying are expensive, and, they are getting harder and harder to find. Today you are "The Johnson Family Hero"...Thanks so much!

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    1. This is awesome, Lynda! I am so happy to hear that you love this recipe so much. I too loved my little package of seasoning and found it to be harder to find. Thankfully this is spot on for both of us. YAY!

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  3. Thanks for the recipe , when you say add 2 tablespoons mix to 1 can diced tomatoes are you referring to the food service 102 ounce can ?

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  4. When you are canning salsa and use the package in the store, you add vinegar. How does your recipe work if I want to can my salsa? Do I add the same amount of vinegar as the store bought mix?

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    1. I'm thinking you would do it the same way. I found the article from UGA - National Center for Home Food Preservation talking about adding vinegar to salsa. It is needed for the added acidity to keep the salsa preserved. I would use the same amount that the store bought mix says to use. Thanks for visiting and leaving a question.

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