using herbs and spices

Cilantro – This is a bright and pungent herb popular in many Mexican dishes.
Dried Pepper (Guajillo, Pasilla, Arbol, Ancho, Chipotle) – These tend to be more complex in flavor than their fresh counterparts.
Onion - Onion or onion powder are great for seasoning. These are regularly used in guacamole, fajitas, salsas, and more.
Garlic - Close relatives to garlic are onion, shallot, leek and chives. It’s great to use as a seasoning or condiment and can be found in a variety of recipes.
Cumin - This spice is used in many different cuisines and is often associated with Mexican flavors.