• Lindsay Nelson, RD, LD

DIY Seasoning Blends


How many seasoning mixes are you buying pre-made? Have you ever tried making your own? Buying a packet of seasoning is handy, but you can make your own – likely with ingredients you already have in your spice pantry – for just a fraction of the cost. Also, many seasoning packets contain preservatives and unwanted ingredients, so making your own is usually healthier! Plus you can tweak it based on your own taste preferences. Here are some of the most common seasoning mixes and recipes to make your own. To save on time, multiply the recipe and store the extras in an empty spice container to use again.


Fajita Seasoning

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp sea salt

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper


Taco Seasoning

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp ground pepper

½ tsp cayenne pepper

¼ tsp oregano


Ranch Seasoning

1 tbsp parsley

1 tbsp chives

1 tbsp dill weed

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion flakes

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground pepper


BBQ Rub

1 tbsp sea salt

1 tbsp ground pepper

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp garlic

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp onion powder


Italian Seasoning

1 ½ tsp oregano

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp thyme

½ tsp basil

½ tsp sage

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground pepper


Chili Seasoning

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp thyme


Curry Seasoning

1 tbsp turmeric

2 tsp coriander

1 ½ tsp cumin

¾ tsp ground mustard

½ tsp cardamom

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp nutmeg