Use this tasty mild pepper everyday seasoning salt blend on anything from meat to vegetables. It’s delicious on popcorn and french fries and great in stew and chili. Use it everywhere!
Peppers for Seasoning Salt Blend
Mom loves to grow tomatoes and peppers every year. She doesn’t really have a big garden. She normally simply grows tomatoes and peppers in planters and usually from seed. I try to help as much as I can, especially with the watering.
If you would like to see all the different tomatoes and peppers you can grow for a seasoning salt blend, have a look at Totally Tomatoes. It’s eye-opening.
Right now, we have some peppers started in our Aerogarden. We’re only about three weeks in, but we could have fresh peppers this winter!
AeroGarden Harvest Elite
This Aerogarden Harvest Elite is the perfect size to get started. It has positions for six plants and will accommodate up to 12″ height which is enough for basil, romaine lettuce and cilantro. It’s a great way to try out soil-less, in-home growing.
I know you’re thinking that maybe growing things in the winter might not be possible, but I kid you not. Here’s a photo taken this week of one of our Aerogardens started at the same time as the peppers. It’s like we’ve got a little jungle of basil, just about ready to harvest after only three weeks.
When you have a lot of tomatoes and peppers, you need to find some creative ways to use them. We dry a lot of the peppers to grind down for powder. We have jars of several different peppers in the pantry, especially my favorite, ancho powder.
Make Your Own Season Salt Blend
After decades of cooking, mom came up with her own seasoning salt blend, with most of the spices she tended to use for every meal. She always ground up the peppers she had grown and dried.
This year, I had the chance to adjust her recipe so that it included things that I love too.
If You Don’t Grow Your Own Peppers
You can easily make this recipe even if you don’t grow your own peppers. These Red Anaheim Peppers are perfect for this recipe. They’re wonderfully mild when added to this season salt blend.
As you know, I prefer milder peppers because I like the taste of the pepper but I don’t need to have my tongue burned out in order to enjoy the pepper. Am I right?
If you prefer something with a little more heat, go ahead and choose different peppers. You’ll usually find some dried guajillo and dried arbol chiles in the same location as the red anaheims.
Where can you use this Everyday Seasoning Salt Blend?
All Purpose Everyday Seasoning Salt Blend Recipe
- Pepper Grinder, Coffee Grinder or mortar and pestle
- 5 Red Anaheim Peppers dried
- 1 cup Salt or fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 2 teaspoons Ancho Powder
- 2 teaspoons Red Paprika Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon Powder not cassia
- Cut off stems from dried peppers and remove inner seeds and membranes. Cut into 1" pieces. Run through a loose grind pepper mill, a coffee grinder or manually use a mortar and pestle. Place in a small mixing bowl.
- Add all remaining ingredients to same bowl. Mix well.
- Store in clean, dry tightly sealed container.
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