5 Homemade Spice Blends


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If you read the back of a spice blend packet, you'll notice lots of ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. They're often full of anti-caking agents, artificial flavors and too much sodium. There's a much more cost-effective and healthier way to season your food with these five homemade spice blends to stock your pantry with. All you have to do is mix them together in a bowl and store them in an airtight container.

Greek Seasoning

  • tablespoon dried oregano or majoram
  • tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons ground thyme
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Recipe courtesy of Recipes from a Pantry by Bintu

Herbs de Provence

  • 2 Tbsp. basil
  • 2 Tbsp. thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. savory
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp. rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. dried lavender

Recipe courtesy of One Hundred Dollars a Month

Ranch Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe courtesy of Sweet Peas and Saffron

Ras El Hanout (Moroccan Spice Blend)

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1.5 tsp ground allspice
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Recipe courtesy of Noshtastic

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 2½ tsp smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Recipe courtesy of A Mind "Full" Mom

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