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Apr 10, 2013 08:01 AM

Mexican spice blend, any ideas what is in it?

When I go to my favorite Mexican restaurant I always order the veggie quesadilla, there is a spice be that is sprinkled over the mushrooms and grilled onions. Its not spicy at all, just flavorfull and is so tasty, I want to get some for my pantry. I have no idea what the flavor is and I have asked the waitress, but all she said was it was a spice blend in a big can... Please help me? I would love that in my kitchen. Many thanks.

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  1. Could it be this flavored salt? I know the Mexican vendors at my Farmers' Market sprinkle it on tomatoes and it's very popular.

    1. Augieang,
      Get a some tiny jars of ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, black pepper and onion salt (if you don't already have these at home). Play with the proportions. You'll get a ballpark approximation and can play up the elements you like most.

        1. Rick Bayless has one or more in his Frontera Mesican line. They come in those large plastic jars restaurants often use.

          There are a zillion Mexican spice blends on the web. Is cumin the taste you are enjoying? Roasted cumin is really good.

          1. Knorr or Maggi Tomato bouillon with chicken flavor?