The benefit of making your own Cajun seasoning recipe is that you can adjust the level of spiciness. We love Cajun spice in this house, but we all seem to like different variations. So when you make yours, you might want to adjust yours too.
Why Mix Your Own Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe
Sometimes spice mixes contain unsavory ingredients. Mixing your own spices using high-quality ingredients, or homegrown ingredients is a great way to ensure that you are avoiding bad ingredients in your diet and eating more whole foods.
Herbs and spices lend great flavor to our dishes. I’ve included some links below on growing and making your own spices from scratch below the recipe, so look out for that if you are interested.
We use Cajun spices in my favorite dish, Cajun Spiced Sausage & Potatoes. The Cajun spices aren’t cheap when bought already mixed. Also, sometimes they can be a bit too spicy for the kids, not for me. I know that’s what Cajun spice is all about.
Spicy flavor! I like mixing my own spices to cater to the needs of my family and it doesn’t hurt to save a few bucks! It only takes a few minutes to mix your own spice blend. So why not give it a try?
Cater This Cajun Spice Mix Recipe To Your Family’s Needs
In the ingredient list is cayenne pepper. If you have little kids or other family members who cannot handle the heat, leave out the cayenne. Or you can just add a little. The beauty of mixing your own spice mixes is that you can make them with consideration to what your family likes and dislikes!
When making this recipe, I like to make quite a lot. So I don’t have to make it very often. I reuse glass jars, yes I have a collection. Don’t you? I also throw in a desiccant pack to help remove moisture.
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp coriander
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix really well.
- Find a small glass container to keep your homemade cajun spice mix in.
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 6Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 0g
For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.
Mixing your own spices is so easy even kids could help! However, when you’re working with spicy ingredients, it’s important to let adults handle them.
I bet you’re wondering what recipes you could use this on! My son put this on basically everything! Rice, eggs, beans, vegetables, sandwiches. I kid you not, it’s getting a little ridiculous!
Recipes Using Cajun Seasoning
- Instant Pot Gumbo
- Instant Pot Steamed Shrimp – Add cajun seasoning mix to the water!
- Sprinkle on popcorn
- Add some to french fries
- Season rice
- Season eggs
- Add it to cooked vegetables
- Season sandwiches
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