I grew up eating a lot of latin food at home and though I cannot currently eat rice and beans, so sad, I still like to add latin flavors to my dishes. A very popular spice blend in latino homes is Goya’s Adobo. However, there’s been some msg concerns and even though the label says there’s tumeric in the blend, Adobo looks a little pale to me. I prefer to make my own Adobo at home–you can even make it organic by using organic spices. It’s really easy!
You only need 5 ingredients: (this makes about 1/4 cup of Adobo)
- 2 tbsp salt (sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, whatever)
- 1 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp tumeric
Mix it all together and you’ve got your own Adobo. If you want, run it through a spice grinder or small food processor. I don’t bother because I’m lazy about cleaning extra stuff haha. I like to keep it in a tiny mason jar and just make small batches at a time. It’s pretty much an all-purpose seasoning. It’s great for meats, veggies, whatever. Enjoy!