My Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe contains zero preservatives or fillers and is pulled together with seasonings you likely already have in the spice cabinet. It’s great on anything you would use that store-bought stuff on, and because we are focusing on gift-giving, it looks great tied in ribbon with a vintage teaspoon attached.
You can halve the recipe if you don’t want any for yourself (but you do).
- 1 carton (26 oz) salt
- 1 container (1 oz) cayenne pepper
- 1 container (1 oz) paprika
- 1/3 cup black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
- 3 Tablespoons onion powder
- 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
Combine all ingredients; store in airtight containers.
When stored properly in an airtight container, seasoning will keep for up to 1 year.
During the holidays, I like to package homemade recipes for hostess and neighbor gifts. This Homemade Cajun Seasoning is great especially if you are contributing a food item to a potluck style dinner and have used the spice in the dish.
And I totally get what you’re thinking….why make seasoning when you can buy it at the store? Well, friends, you can but what happens when you grab that can of Zatarain’s and it’s expired? You’ll toss it out (unless you’re my husband and you insist that expiration dates are marketing ploys) and likely start shaking and sprinkling the spices you have on hand to mimic the taste and you’ll quickly realize how easy it would be to whip some up in advance for the next time you need it.
And if you’re reading this and Zatarain’s or Tony Chachere’s is not available in your area and you’re tired of Southern food bloggers always mentioning items you can’t locate….worry no more.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning is good on all sorts of things: meats, pastas, veggies….even in dips to add a little zest!
The beauty of creating seasonings yourself means you can make as little or as much as you want, and you’ll know that there’s nothing hidden inside you can’t pronounce.
You can handmake a gift tag for your seasoning or you can hop over to this post if you’d like to print out a tag for your Homemade Cajun Seasoning.