Picante Mexican Spice Mix

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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Super fragrant, and easy to mix up and keep on standby in the pantry. This will add tons of rich and spicy flavor to any dish you use it in!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/picante-mexican-spice-mix

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    2 tsp (2g)
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Paprika icon
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (13g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    2 tsp (5g)
  • Black peppercorns icon
    Black peppercorns
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
    about ½ unit
  • Cacao nibs icon
    Cacao nibs
    2 tsp (6g)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    2 tsp (8g)


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  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl

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  1. Add chili flakes, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin seeds, sea salt, garlic powder, black peppercorns and cinnamon stick to a clean frying pan
  2. Toast in frying pan until fragrant - medium-high heat
  3. Let cool slightly
  4. Transfer spices to TM5 bowl
  5. Add cacao nibs and coconut sugar to the TM5 bowl
  6. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  7. Blitz - approx 20 sec, speed 10
  8. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to airtight container
  9. Store
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