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This homemade Italian seasoning recipe is easy and quick to make. This Italian seasoning mix is made with just 5 ingredients which you most likely have in your kitchen spice cabinet and it takes few minutes to put together.
I’m always making homemade spice mix and creating my own spices and seasonings. This is not just because i make and sell spices (I make and sell spices on my other site K’s Cuisine) but because i love making my own and being creative with them plus nothing beats homemade spice mix. Infact, my first post on this blog was Homemade curry powder. That’s how much i believe in homemade seasoning and spices.
You’re probably thinking well that’s me why should you mix your own spices when you can just get into tesco, walmart, or your local store and get them off the spice shelves. Well let me give you some reasons why you should be making your own homemade seasoning :
You can customise to your taste
You know exactly what’s in your Italian spice mix
Tastes better than store bought
I hope with these few points next time you go food shopping you won’t be reaching for Italian seasoning packet.
What is Italian seasoning
Italian seasoning is a mix of dried herbs used to flavour Italian dishes. These herbs include atleast oregano, basil and rosemary. Additional ingredients can be added to the mix. Italian seasoning can be used in tomato sauces, pizzas, breads, meatballs, Italian dressings and more.
Ingredients for Italian seasoning
Italian seasoning ingredients range from 3 – 10 ingredients and varies from brand to brand. For my homemade Italian seasoning recipe, the ingredients are:
Basil – good source of magnesium and has anti inflammatory properties.
Marjoram – unique herb in the mint family similar to oregano but with milder flavour. Has anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties.
Thyme – highly aromatic with gentle flavour that goes well with many dishes.
Oregano – woody flavourful herb great in tomato sauces and meat.
Rosemary – intensely fragrant herb
What else can i add in my Italian seasoning
I prefer to use just 5 ingredients (Oregano, basil, rosemary, marjoram and thyme) in my Italian seasoning then add the optional ingredients in dishes where i deem fit.
Check detailed measurements in recipe card below but make sure you read this post for important notes not included in recipe card.
How to make Italian seasoning
This is one of the easiet DIY spice blend ever. All you need to do is
1) measure out the ingredients and add in a bowl
2) Mix, put in spice jar or airtight container, label and store.
What is Italian seasoning used for
Italian seasoning is used to flavour food. You can use Italian seasoning in chicken, meats, pizza, tomato sauces, meatballs. It is versatile.
Some of the recipes you can use Italian seasoning for are:
Tips for making homemade Italian seasoning
- Make sure mixing bowl, spoons and containers are properly dried.
- Avoid moist, wet tools in preparing
- Use airtight container to store your homemade italian spice mix.
- To keep spices fresher for longer, keep away from heat or direct sunlight.
How to store Italian seasoning
Store in spice jar or airtight container. Label with expiry dates and store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Does Italian seasoning expire? Yes it does however it will still be edible and won’t make you ill but the herbs loses their flavour.
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Italian Seasoning Recipe
- 2 tbsp Dried Oregano
- 2 tbsp Dried Basil
- 1 tbsp Dried Thyme
- 1 tbsp Dried Marjoram
- 1 tbsp Dried Rosemary
- Add all the ingredients in a dry bowl.
- Mix, put in spice jar or airtight container.
- Label and store in a cool dry place.
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