Seasoning Blends

Published in Recipes, Healthy Eating Tips Author: CentraCare

From The American Heart Association Low Salt Cookbook

Savory Herb Blend

The herbs in this blend will make you want to discover salad all over again.

  • 1/4 cup dried parsley, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried marjoram, crumbled
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. dried basil, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/4 Tbsp. celery seeds, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 2-1/2 tsp. dried savory, crumbled
  • 2-1/2 tsp. dried sage, rubbed or crumbled
  • 2-1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
  • 2 tsp. dried onion flakes, crumbled
  • 2 tsp. dried dill weed, crumbled
  • 1-1/4 tsp. pepper

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients until well blended.  Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months.

Makes 1 cup (serving size = 1/2 tsp.)

Lemon Herb Seasoning

Use a sprinkle of this seasoning to bring out the flavor of seafood, poultry, or green salads.

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. whole celery seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. dried grated lemon zest

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients until well blended.  Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months.

Makes 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. (serving size = 1/2 tsp.)

Herb Seasoning

An all-purpose replacement for the salt-shaker, this flavorful seasoning is perfect for keeping on the table and on the kitchen counter.  This mixture is good on vegetables, meats, in casseroles and stews.

  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. dried basil, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried marjoram, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried savory, crumbled.
  • 1 tsp. ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. sage, rubbed or crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne (optional)

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients until well blended.  Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months.

Makes 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. (serving size = 1/2 tsp.)