There is nothing quite like homemade spice mixes. They help you save money, plus you can control the ingredients in case your family has allergies or sensitivities.
If you are like me, you have started to make a delicious recipe, opened the cupboard where you keep your spices and the one you need isn't there. Talk about frustrating! Who wants to stop what they are doing just to run to the store?
What I have found is sometimes I have the right spices on hand to actually make the spice I am in need of. So I wanted to share with you these 15 Homemade Spices recipe from me and other bloggers.
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Why you should make spice mixes at home
A great reason you should make your own spice mixes at home is the fact that you can control your sodium intake! There are lots of spice mixes on the shelves that include added sodium that is not needed – we already get enough sodium in our diets so why add more?!
Where to buy spices in bulk?
Of course one great option for buying bulk spices is Amazon! Also, if you do an easy Google search of “bulk spices near me” you should find a list of stores near you that sell spices in bulk. I love this option because then I get to support a local business.
How long do spices stay fresh?
Overtime, spices lost their flavor and potency so it is a good idea to always label your spices. As a good rule of thumb, whole spices stay fresh for about 4 years, dried herbs stay fresh for about 1-3 years, and ground spices stay fresh about 2-3 years. Always, always make sure to label your spices with a “Best By Date”!
How to store homemade spice mixes
Always keep spices in a dark, cool place, preferably in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. This will ensure that you get the most shelf life out of them.
Easy Recipes using Spice Mixes
We do use my homemade taco seasoning the most often, since we do Taco Tuesday every single week. Most of these 20 Taco Tuesday Recipes use it!
Make popcorn more exciting by drizzling it with butter and then tossing it in your favorite spice mix.
You can easily mix sour cream or Greek yogurt with a spice mix to make a delicious dip for vegetables or chips.
Another way I use homemade seasoning mixes is for flavorful vegetables or potatoes. Just clean and prep vegetables like carrots, green beans or broccoli–or potato wedges. Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with any savory seasoning mix before roasting. So delicious!
Homemade Spice Mixes and Seasonings
15 Homemade Spice Mixes
Save money and eat healthier when you make your own homemade spice mixes and seasonings.
If you make your own Cajun spice mix you can use it to add a little Cajun flavor to everyday meals like chicken, burgers, etc. or use it for traditional Louisiana favorites like gumbo, red beans and rice or jambalaya.
Make this easy chili powder recipe with just 5 ingredients you probably already have in your spice rack! It’s a quick homemade spice mix with all the chili flavor and none of the additives included in pre-packaged spice mixes.