Whilst it's convenient to buy a commercial blend, making a vegetable seasoning recipe yourself is super easy! And the flavours and aromas that you'll add to your steamed, roasted or boiled veg will be far better and healthier as you don't have the "extra" ingredients you find in shop-bought mixes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my homemade spice mixes and herb blends)
What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)
3 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried basil
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2-3 tsp onion powder
2-3 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1-2 tsp salt (see note below)
1 whole nutmeg
5-6 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your vegetable seasoning in an airtight jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Use within 2-3 months before making a fresh amount.
Note: You could use any salt for this seasoning and you'll end up with a fab tasting blend. However, I do recommend using a good quality salt: sea/rock/kosher etc as these are less processed and therefore supposedly healthier. However you can use regular table salt if that's all you have available. You can also reduce the amount you use if you're on a low sodium diet for whatever reason.
Ingredient Note: I use whole peppercorns and cumin which I then grind for this recipe. If you don't happen to have whole, just use pre-ground cumin and pepper instead and reduce the amounts by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce the peppercorns likewise and stir in with any other powders when making.
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