Do you like Cajun food? I happen to love it, and love using this homemade Cajun Spice Blend. It just makes everything you use it in taste a little special, whether it’s traditionally Cajun or not.
Try this spice blend in your favorite classic Cajun Recipes or go rogue and sprinkle it on anything you’d like to spice up, like my Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas or Bomb Baked Potato Wedges and Stupid Simple Sweet Potato Fries.
Sprinkle a bit of Cajun Spice Blend over chicken, pork or fish. Toss a little in a mixture of mayo and sour cream, along with a drizzle of honey for a dynamite dipping sauce. You can’t go wrong!
Whatever you do, though, make extra! This is mildly spicy, of course depending on how much you use. It’s also a great way to make use of that white pepper you bought for some recipe and haven’t used up yet. Make this with the salt or without, according to your taste.
I also have a few other favorite spice blends to check out.
- 2 tablespoons salt (optional I often leave out and add salt to taste if my recipe needs it)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Mix together, store in an airtight container. Use in place of any “Cajun” spice blend or omit spices added individually to a dish and use instead.
Note: If you’d like, 1/2 teaspoon dried lemon peel can be added to this blend.
Improvise funnels if you don’t have one! Paper for dry, plastic for wet. Plastic options could be a flexible cutting board or perhaps a sheet protector.
If you’d like to see more of my spice & herb blends, check out Spice, Herb & Flavor Packet Substitutes. I’m adding as I go along!