Cajun Spice Blend, Salt Free

cajun seasoning ingredients
Diana Rattray
Ratings (20)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup spices (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
10 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1/2 cup spices (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

 

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps 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.