DIY Spice Blends

DIY Spice Blends

If you need a quick Christmas gift for your food-loving friends, YOU ARE IN LUCK. I have three fancy pants DIY spice blends for ya- you’re welcome 😉 . These recipes are the perfect present because they are replenishable and I think replenishable gifts are some of the most valuable.

 

Why? Because they actually get used (hopefully– I mean, don’t gift these spice blends to someone who hates cooking– they would just sit in their spice cabinet for the next however many decades and they are too delicious to deserve that!!!).

 

Nod along with me if you can relate to these two statements:

  1. Some gifts are just plain useless.
  2. Useless gifts drive me crazy.

 

DIY Spice Blends

 

I have very minimalist tendencies. I think hard before I add a piece of clothing to my closet or art to my walls. I make sure the refrigerator is cleaned out before I purchase more groceries. I enjoy donating things that I don’t use or need. I just despise clutter. Useless things make my brain feel crowded and overwhelmed.

 

These Chili Lime Salt, Ranch Seasoning, and Chai Spice Mix recipes are practical, scaleable, and (most importantly) so yummy/unique/flavorful/delicious/fill-in-the-blank-once-you’ve-tried-them-all! They’re easy to make, a snap to store, and everyone eats, right? We all need more irresistible food in our lives and these spice blends will make your cooking that much tastier- yay! –That is why they are the perfect gift for your family and friends.

 

P.S. Feel free to use the labels I made and attached to the end of each recipe. Just right click, choose the “save image as” option, save them on your computer, and print. Happy Spice Making!

 

Chili Lime Salt
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Chili Lime Salt
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

Use this Chili Lime Salt on: taco meat or beans, cooked rice, roasted vegetables, corn on the cob, fresh fruit, bloody Mary's and much more.

Servings: 15 Tablespoons (45 teaspoons)
Calories: 1 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 Tbsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 6 Limes-- ONLY THE ZEST
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Toss the salt and chili powder in a small bowl.

  3. Mix in the zest of 6 limes and the lime juice.

  4. Spread out onto a baking sheet and cook for 7 minutes. 

  5. Let cool before storing in airtight containers.

Recipe Notes

          Chili Lime Salt

 

Ranch Seasoning
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Ranch Seasoning
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Use this Ranch Seasoning on: roasted vegetables, party dip, chicken, sweet potato fries and even popcorn. 

Servings: 10 Tablespoons (30 teaspoons)
Calories: 3 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Dill
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Celery
  • 2 Tbsp. Chives
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in a small bowl and store in airtight containers. 

Recipe Notes

          Ranch Seasoning

 

Chai Spice Mix
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Chai Spice Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Chai Spice Mix is so cozy when mixed with steamed milk and a few drops of maple syrup, in Indian dishes, pancakes, muffins and other baked goods. 

Servings: 12 Tablespoons (36 teaspoons)
Calories: 7 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Ground Cloves
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in a small bowl and store in airtight containers. 

Recipe Notes

          Chai Spice Mix



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