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.