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7 of Our Favorite Homemade Spice Mix Recipes

Posted on April 05 2016

Spices in bowls

Making spice mixes at home is a quick and simple way to take control of the kitchen by keeping out unwanted additives like MSG. Using fewer than 30 household spices, you can make at least 14 different spice blends. Buy spices and create blends in bulk to save time and money. Spices can be stored in FoodVacBags vacuum sealer bags to retain freshness for years.

Here are seven of our favorite spice mix recipes:

Allspice Alternative

Recipe from The Humbled Homemaker.

Ingredients

  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix equal parts nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.

Curry Powder

Recipe from Food.com

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, whole and without pods
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and grind for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture is a fine powder.

Italian Seasoning

Recipe from Allrecipes.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and blend for 1 minute, or until desired consistency is achieved.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Recipe from Wellness Mama.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground Allspice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Poultry Seasoning

Recipe from The Humbled Homemaker.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Ranch dip powder

Recipe from Happy Money Saver.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley for blending, 1 teaspoon reserved
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed for blending, 1/2 teaspoon reserved
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons pieces organic Portobello dried mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add all of the dry ingredients except the reserved parsley and dill weed.
  2. Cover and grind for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture is a fine powder.
  3. Transfer to small bowl and hand mix in the reserved parsley and dill weed.

To make ranch dip:

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of ranch dip powder with 1 cup of sour cream.
  2. Chill for 2 hours and serve.

To make ranch dressing:

  1. Mix together 3 tablespoons ranch dip powder, 1 cup mayonnaise and 2/3 cup buttermilk.

Taco seasoning

Recipe from The Humbled Homemaker.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash of cayenne
    • Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Do you have any favorite spice mixes of your own? Let us know in the comments below!

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