Italian Blend - Add the Fab Flavours
of Italy to Your Homemade Meals

If you're into cooking Italian style, then this homemade Italian blend is definitely one for you. This versatile, easy-to-make recipe, using a blend of traditional spices and herbs, will add superb flavours to your dishes. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: I use a few whole ingredients for this Italian seasoning and, whilst these will give the best flavours, it's fine to use pre-ground powders instead. If you do, simply reduce the amounts the recipe requires by half. So for 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds you use 1 teaspoon of pre-ground fennelReduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Italian Blend

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 whole nutmeg
2 tsp sea salt
6-8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon

Directions:

  • Grate 2 tsp worth of nutmeg and crumble the bay
  • Fairly coarsely grind the bay pieces along with the salt, peppercorns, coriander and fennel seeds
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the garlic, onion, cayenne and nutmeg
  • Crumble in the dried marjoram and basil. Thoroughly combine 

Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months..

Note: You could spend a few minutes dry toasting the peppercorns, fennel and coriander seeds prior to grinding and combining with the other ingredients.

The heat releases their essential oils and will add even more flavour to your finished recipe. Click here for tips and photos on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

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