Easy Spice Blends to Try at Home

There’s nothing more rewarding than being complimented on a meal you cooked. It takes so much time and effort to come up with a tasty recipe that it might almost feel pointless. But it’s when you put the right amount of each spice on your dish that everything starts to make sense. Suddenly, cooking is exciting again. Next time you are struggling to come up with a good spice blend, remember these combinations.

 

Italian Spice Blend

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To make an Italian spice blend that tastes just like a restaurant’s recipe, you’ll need seven ingredients. In a bowl, mix cinnamon, cayenne pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. We recommend this spice combination for pasta sauces, marinades, and grilled chicken dishes.

 

Cajun Spice Blend

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Mostly used to make a dry rub for chicken, fish, pork, steak, or even vegetables, Cajun is a very versatile seasoning. All the ingredients needed to create this unique taste are cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and dried oregano. Store in an airtight container and you are good to go.

 

Greek Spice Blend

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If you have ever wanted to replicate the unique spice used in Greek restaurants, these are the ingredients you will need: garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, dried parsley, dried rosemary, dried thyme, ground nutmeg, dill, marjoram, and cornstarch. Mix them all in a bowl and store the blend in an airtight container.