A mildly flavored seasoning that is a tasteful blend of dried herbs and spices is the Italian seasoning mix. If you are like me, there are certain spices and flavorings that you reach for quite often. This is one of those flavors that our family loves.
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The perfect blend of spices to add to your soups, stews and marinades.
Homemade Spice Mixes
I love to have various homemade spice mixes at on hand at home. When cooking, it takes time to open and measure lots of spices for a recipe. Years ago, before I took the time to learn how to make my own seasoning mixes,
I would often reach for a packet of pre-mixed store-bought seasoning. That was a great time-saver. However, I have found through the years, that I like to create spice mixes to my family’s taste preferences. Therefore, learning how to make my own seasonings is essential.
No Salt Italian Seasoning Mix
When making your own seasonings, you control what goes into the recipe. It is nice to know exactly what is in your mix.
For instance, many pre-made seasonings contain salt and if you are a person that wants to reduce your salt intake, you have the option of making a spice mix that does not include the salt. By creating your own, you are in control of what you are consuming.
Italian Seasoning Ingredients
The main herbs used in this recipe are oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, and savory.
Some folks ask what Savory is. Summer savory is an herb that comes from the mint family. The leaves are narrow and dark green. It is a versatile herb and enhances a wide variety of dishes from soups, stews, beans, and cabbage.
A few optional ingredients that you might want to try for adding a bit of zing to your seasoning is red chili flakes, garlic powder, dried chives or parsley flakes. However, these additional spices I generally like to change the amount added based on the recipe I am making.
Recipe Options for Homemade Italian Spices
Use this spice mix in place of the recipe spices for any recipe that calls for dried oregano, basil, or Italian seasoning. This recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce uses Italian Spice Mix. This is a delicious recipe option.
This zucchini bake is almost like a pizza bake. The spices give it that Italian flavor; however, the vegetable taste comes through along with the hint of bacon. It is just a delicious way to use zucchini in a meal that your family will enjoy. This recipe uses dried oregano, basil, and parsley; it would be a perfect option for this Italian seasoning.
This seasoning can be sprinkled on vegetables before roasting or grilling, on steaks, chicken, pork, in lasagna, and many more recipes.
Give it a try and be creative, you ‘ll be amazed at how often you will be reaching for this flavoring.
When your favorite recipe calls for Italian Seasoning, this is a versatile seasoning that makes a fantastic addition to your spice cupboard.
Italian Seasoning Mix is a delicious blend of dried herbs that add the flavors of Italy to your favorite recipes. Great on chicken, fish, pasta, pizza, salads and vegetables.
Spice Mix Storage Options
This dried herb seasoning mix can be stored in a n airtight container in the cupboard for up to six months. I have sometimes used a plastic container with a lid, plastic bag that is sealed, or a glass spice jar. It just depends on what is on hand and how well I have planned for the day when I make my mix.
Italian Seasoning Mix
- Combine all ingredients in a small bow, stir to mix thoroughly.
- Store in airtight container for up to six months. If you are going to put this into spice jars, use a small funnel to help transfer the ingredients into the jar with less mess.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.