Typical ingredients in sazon seasoning include cilantro, achiote, garlic and salt. Some brands also include MSG and yellow and red dye. Anyone who wants to avoid these ingredients, can make sazon seasoning easily at home.
To make sazon seasoning, mix together 1 tablespoon each of salt, ground pepper, granulated garlic, ground coriander seed and ground cumin seed, then add 1 tablespoon each of crumbled Mexican oregano and achiote seed. For each packet of sazon used in a recipe, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of this seasoning.
Sazon is a seasoned salt often used in Mexican and Spanish cuisine. It can be added to meat, fish and poultry dishes as well as soups and stews.