Cajun Spice Blend, Salt Free

cajun seasoning ingredients
Diana Rattray
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup spices (16 servings)
Ratings (18)

Most purchased Cajun and Creole seasoning blends contain varying amounts of salt. This homemade version is a typical blend of ingredients, but without the salt. When you use this blend in a recipe, just add salt to suit your taste and your diet.


What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (ground, sweet)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns (black)
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (flakes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Grind all ingredients in a spice grinder, small processor, or coffee grinder.
  2. Use the spice blend in any recipe calling for Cajun spices. Since this seasoning blend does not contain salt—many seasoning blends do—make sure to taste the food and adjust the seasonings, as needed.
  3. Makes about 1/2 cup of Cajun seasoning.

Expert Tips

  • Keep a spare coffee grinder in the cabinet just for grinding whole spices. This coffee grinder has a removable cup for easy cleaning.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 10
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 7 mg
    Carbohydrates 2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 0 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)