Homemade Cajun Spice
I've been recipe blogging for almost 5 years and even though I've shared some seriously impressive, decadent dishes, some of my faves are still the simplest things, the things you almost don't need a recipe for. The things you end up making so much and using so often, you just know them - and need them in your kitchen. This easy homemade cajun spice has totally become one of those must-have's in our cabinets, perfect for adding to soup, stir-fry, gumbo, and even sprinkling on top of my morning avocado toast. It's really just a blend of a bunch of other spices, but having it on hand saves you from having to spend $5 on a bottle the next time your at the grocery store. Plus, I get asked for the recipe everytime I post about it on IG - so it was time to share. It seriously whips up in just minutes, and stores for about a year in your spice rack. I shared a few IG photos below featuring my toast with it on top or mixed into the mashed avo. Let's spice it up!
2 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons Himalayan pink sea salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon jalapeno powder (can sub additional crushed red pepper flakes here)
Mix all the ingredients together well and store in an air tight container for up to a year. Use it everywhere you want a little spice or extra flavor. Enjoy!
Makes between a 1/4-1/3 cup's worth of spice.