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How to Make Homemade Seasonings

Our labels are not only beautifully designed, they’re helpful! Have you noticed the side panels? You can find a description of the flavor profile, cooking uses, and (on spices) a recipe for a unique seasoning you can make yourself.

Homemade Seasoning Recipe
A recipe for a homemade seasoning, right on the label!

We’ve talked about the difference between straight spices and spice blends. Now, we want to teach you how to make your own spice blends at home using straight spices. Some are simple, some are more complex, but they’re all delicious. 

Here are some tasty examples to start you off on your DIY spice blend journey:

Roasted Garlic Pepper Mix

Roasting garlic gives an incomparable depth of flavor. Pairing it with the King of Spices, Black Pepper, and a dash of herby Green Onion and Parsley for an addictive all-purpose seasoning that will earn a prized spot in your spice cabinet.

Roasted Dried Garlic
Roasted Granulated Garlic

For 5-6 Tbsp of Mix You’ll Need:

• A bowl
• A whisk
• 3 Tbsp Roasted Granulated Garlic
• 1½ Tbsp Coarse Black Malabar Pepper
• 1 tsp Minced Green Onion
• 1 tsp Parsley
• 1 tsp Fine Himalayan Pink Salt (optional)

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Salt is optional if you are watching your sodium intake. Store in a plastic baggie, an empty jar, or use right away.

 

Paprika Herb Mix

This paprika-forward blend has vibrant color and elegant but approachable flavor for poultry, veggies, and eggs. Notes of fennel and lavender lend it a Provençal taste, perfect for an elevated weeknight meal or special occasion.

Hungarian Paprika
Hungarian Paprika

For 4-5 Tbsp of Mix You’ll Need:

• A bowl
• A whisk
• A mortar & pestle
• 2 Tbsp Hungarian Paprika
• 1 tsp Fine Pink Himalayan Salt
• 1 tsp French Thyme
• 1 tsp Greek Oregano
• 1 tsp Marjoram
• 1 tsp Ground Rosemary
• ¼ tsp Fennel Seeds (cracked)
• ¼ tsp Lavender

Crack the Fennel Seeds in a mortar & pestle, then combine all ingredients by thoroughly whisking in a bowl.

Tip: If you don’t have a mortar & pestle, try putting the whole spices in a plastic baggie and hammering with a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy mug/bowl.

 

Apple Cider Spiced Sugar

What’s better than a warm cup of spiced cider when autumn hits? Add that sweet, nostalgic flavor to everything from cookies and tea to fresh fruits and oatmeal all year round with this easy homemade Apple Cider Spiced Sugar.

Ground Saigon Cassia Cinnamon
Ground Saigon Cinnamon

For 4-5 Tbsp of Mix You’ll Need:

• A bowl
• A whisk
• 2 Tbsp Ground Saigon Cinnamon
• 2 Tbsp Vanilla Bean Sugar
• ¾ tsp Ground Jamaican Allspice
• ¼ tsp Ground Madagascar Cloves
• ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Store in a plastic baggie, an empty jar, or use right away. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Seasoning

Our Greek seasonings like Mt. Olympus and Limnos Lamb Rub are phenomenal. But, it’s always possible that there’s a particular ingredient you’re not fond of or one you wish there was more of! Since you’re making it at home, feel free to adjust the recipe to taste. Making your own Mediterranean-inspired seasoning blend is a bit complex but the payoff is so worth it. 

Greek Oregano
Greek Oregano

For 4-5 Tbsp of Mix You’ll Need:

• A bowl
• A whisk
• 2 tsp Greek Oregano
• 2 tsp Grey Sea Salt
• 1½ tsp Thyme
• 1½ tsp Rubbed Sage
• 1½ tsp Cracked Rosemary
• 1 tsp Minced Lemon Peel
• 1 tsp Minced Garlic
• 1 tsp Minced Onion
• 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
• ½ tsp Basil
• ½ tsp Parsley
• ½ tsp Fennel (cracked)

Crack the Fennel Seeds in a mortar & pestle, then combine all ingredients by thoroughly whisking in a bowl.

Tip: If you don’t have a mortar & pestle, try putting the whole spices in a plastic baggie and hammering with a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy mug/bowl.

Pork Butt BBQ Rub

We take pride in our large selection of BBQ blends that are inspired by regional flavors all over the country. But sometimes you just want to do your own thing and we totally get that!

For this savory homemade BBQ rub you will need a stovetop and a mortar and pestle. Using toasted whole spices then grinding them yourself creates unbeatable fresh flavor. Consider this DIY Pork Butt BBQ Rub for your next tailgate and watch how impressed your friends are when you tell them you made it yourself!

Brown Mustard Seeds
Brown Mustard Seeds

For 3-4 Tbsp of Mix You’ll Need:

• A bowl
• A whisk
• A stovetop and frying pan
• A mortar & pestle
• 2 Tbsp Brown Mustard Seeds
• 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
• ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
• ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
• ½ tsp Thyme
• ½ tsp Ground Ginger
• ½ tsp Fine Black Pepper
 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp sugar

Over moderate heat, toast Brown Mustard Seeds, Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, and Fennel Seeds until aromatic, stirring constantly (2-4 mins). Then, using a mortar and pestle, grind to a fine powder and mix with remaining ingredients in a bowl using a whisk.

Tip: If you don’t have a mortar & pestle, try putting the whole spices in a plastic baggie and hammering with a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a heavy mug/bowl.

 

Have you experimented with making your own spice blends at home? Was this article helpful? Let us know - email us at savory@savoryspiceshop.com.

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