Cajun Spice Mix

Cajun spice mix

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
13 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1045mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 83mg 2%
*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.)

Use this Cajun seasoning for barbecue ribs, seasoning the chicken in Cajun jambalaya, blackened fish, Cajun soups or sauces, blackened steaks, and blackened pasta. This makes a lot, so if you have a small family or do not intend to use it often, feel free to cut the recipe in half.


  • 1/3 cup kosher salt, not table salt

  • 1/4 cup chili powder

  • 1/4 cup Hungarian paprika

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine salt, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, basil, oregano, coriander, cayenne pepper, thyme, cumin, and white pepper until well-mixed.

  3. Place the spice mix in a glass jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place up to three months.

  4. Use this mixture for barbecue ribs, chicken, blackened fish, Cajun soups or sauces, blackened steaks, and blackened pasta.

  5. Enjoy.