Picante, Mexican Spice Mix

Makes 160 gram jar Prep Time 5 minutes  
by Tenina Holder

This little mix will have you proclaiming “Arriba” at random moments, donning your sombrero and planning fiestas. Use as a dry rub on any protein before grilling or frying, in salad dressings for that fiesta flare, or as directed in recipes as recommended.

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  • 2 Teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 Teaspoon Pink Salt Flakes BUY
  • 2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Teaspoon Cacao Nibs
  • 2 Teaspoon Coconut - Sugar



Place all ingredients except cacao nibs and coconut sugar into a dry frying pan and toast on a medium–high heat until fragrant and just smoking.


Cool slightly before transferring to the Thermomix bowl with remaining ingredients. Mill 20 seconds/speed10. Store in airtight container until use.

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