For the last few years, I've been trying to make my own spice mixes; especially the ones I use all the time like taco and Italian seasoning. I also like being able to adjust the salt in the blends and keep it low. I usually have most of the ingredients in my pantry and so many spices cross over into other blends. Here are two basics...try them out!
2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt (or less, if you are watching your sodium)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp garlic (a little less if you don't love garlic)
Mix and store in an airtight container.
Combine equal parts: