Herbed zucchini

Herbed zucchini

Italian herb blends are very easy to pick up at the super market, however, I do add a little bit of a twist not found in typical blends. Also, you do not have to use all the herbs listed, you can pick and chose depending on what you have available to you.

I blend this in a mini food processor to make it very simple to cook with fast cooking proteins. Dried herbs do need a little time and moisture to release their full potential. Turning this into an almost powder form reduces the time it takes to release the flavors. At least that is what I have experienced. If you don’t have one – no big deal.

It is a very versatile mix.

Store any extra in an air tight container or in a zip lock bag with the extra air removed.

Go To Italian Seasoning Mix (makes about ½ cup)

  • ½ TBS ground cumin
  • 1 TBS granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 TBS Thyme powder or Thyme leaves
  • 1 TBS dried oregano
  • 1 TBS dried parsley
  • 1 TBS dried Marjoram (optional)
  • 1 TBS dried basil
  • 2 tsp granulated onion powder
  • 2 TBS dried diced onion
  • 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • .5 TBS celery seeds
  • 1 TBS celery salt (optional)
  • 1 TBS kosher salt (optional)

Combine all in a food processor and process until all mixed and large chunks broken down.

Can be sprinkled on pizza, added to tomato sauce for a quick pasta dinner, chicken, fish, shell-fish, chicken salad, used to create Italian dressing or whatever you can think of.

Great on garlic bread too. MMMMMM butter, cheese and the above seasoning on toasted bread.

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I am a single mother who loves cooking and providing tips, techniques, to get everyone out of the takeout lane and into the kitchen.

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