This Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe will be the first spice blend in a series of homemade spice / seasoning mixes on Flavor Mosaic and will provide a zesty kick of Creole flavor for Mardi Gras without being overly salty.
Use it on your favorite chicken and fish dishes, including salads, tacos, sandwiches, wraps, etc.
Learn How To:
- Make your own amazing tasting Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe in only 5 minutes;
- Save money by not buying prepackaged seasoning mixes;
- Reduce the artificial preservatives and chemicals in the food you eat by making your own seasoning mixes.
- Substitute your own spices in the pantry instead of a prepackaged cajun blackened seasoning mix.
- Know which recipes you can make using this Cajun Blackening Seasoning recipe.
- Learn How To:
- What’s In Blackened Seasoning?
- What’s Not In Blackened Seasoning?
- Save Money
- Customize The Blackened Seasoning to Your Taste
- Cajun Blackened Seasoning Fits into All Diet Plans
- How To Make Blackened Seasoning
- What Recipes Can I Make Using Cajun Blackened Seasoning
- More Seasoning Mixes
- ⭐ Reviews
What’s In Blackened Seasoning?
The good news is that you can easily make Blackened Seasoning from ingredients you likely already have in your spice rack at home. You’ll need the following spices to make Blackened Seasoning: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and salt.
I have been wanting to share homemade seasoning mixes for some time. This is the first in what I hope to be a number of homemade spice blends. After all, making your own seasoning mixes with a mosaic of flavors is one of the goals of Flavor Mosaic.
What’s Not In Blackened Seasoning?
No Artificial Flavors or Ingredients
When you make your own spices you know what is in that spice blend and what is not. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives or anything else you don’t want.
I originally started making my own spice blends when I was told by the doctor that I needed to reduce my sodium intake. At the time it was easier to find low-fat foods than low sodium foods. I did not add extra salt to my food. However, it is included in most packaged or canned food.
By making my own seasoning mixes, such as this Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe, I have been able to reduce my salt intake. You will notice my recipe makes salt optional.
Another benefit to making your own Blackened seasoning blend is that you can save money. Most of these seasoning mixes use spices that you most likely have in your pantry. It takes only 5 minutes to make this seasoning mix, and it tastes better than store-bought. I can’t eat packaged Cajun Seasoning Mix because it tastes too salty to me.
Making your own Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe will also save money, reduce unwanted artificial preservatives and chemicals that are in packaged seasoning blends, and allow you to adjust the seasoning to your taste.
Customize The Blackened Seasoning to Your Taste
Maybe you want to increase the garlic powder or reduce the cayenne to reduce the heat. When you are making the spice mix, you can adjust each seasoning to your taste preference. It is very customizable to your taste preferences.
Cajun Blackened Seasoning Fits into All Diet Plans
In addition, this Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe is healthy, low fat, low or no sodium, and fits into just about any diet plan.
Whether you are vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, or Keto, this Cajun Blackened Seasoning fits into your diet.
Watch the video above to learn how to make Cajun Blackened Seasoning.
How To Make Blackened Seasoning
- In a bowl combine the following spices and seasonings. Scroll down for printable recipes for specific amounts.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Thyme
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Stir all the spices together.
- Store in an airtight container.
What Recipes Can I Make Using Cajun Blackened Seasoning
I use it for my Cajun Blackened Chicken recipe, pot roast, steaks, fish tacos, and in my Cajun Blackened Catfish, Cajun Blackened salmon, Slow Cooker Jambalaya, and Blackened Fish Tacos recipes. Be sure to sign up to receive Flavor Mosaic recipes by email so you don’t miss it.
Blackened Chicken Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa
Blackened Chicken Salad with a Cajun Creole Dressing
More Seasoning Mixes
If you like this Cajun Blackened Seasoning, be sure to check out Flavor Mosaic’s other seasoning mixes, such as Chicken Seasoning, Greek Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning, and Taco Seasoning.
For which dish will you use the Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe?
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Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe
- 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt optional
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container. Makes 1/4 cup.
- Customize the seasoning to your taste. Maybe you want to increase the garlic powder or reduce the cayenne to reduce the heat. When you are making the spice mix, you can adjust each seasoning to your taste preference. It is very customizable to your taste preferences.
- Be sure to check out the other seasoning mixes on Flavor Mosaic, such as Chicken Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, and Greek Seasoning.
Frank Mosher says
For whatever reason your Doctor recommended you reduce your salt intake, (some people are salt-sensitive, hypertension, obesity, congestive heart failure, etc.,) you should not post a very famous and unique recipe such as this, with exceptions based upon personal health issues. In so doing, you are inadvertently implying to your readers, that they, in using this famous Cajun recipe with salt, are doing something “unhealthy”. In a worst case scenario, you could entitle the post: “No-Salt Cajun Blackened Seasoning” . As such, we would know right off the bat, whether the post would be of interest or not. I am not paranoid, and I do enjoy your excellent blog! Thanks.
Hi Frank. Thank you so much for commenting. I appreciate your thoughts. In my posts I share my personal story. By making salt optional in the ingredient list of the recipe, it is up to each person to adjust the recipe to their taste preferences. One of the benefits of making the seasoning yourself is that you can tweak the recipe to your specific needs. Salt is listed in the ingredients as optional so people can choose for themselves whether or not to include it. I don’t think that requires a change in the name of the recipe. By no means did I mean to imply others are doing something unhealthy. That was not my intention. I believe each recipe can be easily customized to each person’s tastes and requirements.
Pretty sure you’re paranoid. Especially since you had to announce that you weren’t. There is nothing wrong with the way this was posted. She did not imply that salt was unhealthy (even though a large amount of it actually is) and she has every right, as the one posting HER recipe, to make exceptions to the recipe based on her own exceptions. When you are talking about a certain style of spice mix, there is very little variance on the core ingredients. Everyone, including her, is free to post their own alterations on the internet. And she even listed salt in the actual recipe, so relax and let people enjoy their creative freedoms.
Hi Frank. Just a personal thought on the subject of salt inclusion. I prefer to add salt to taste on each of my meals. Not a matter of health but of personal taste as I do not care for heavily salted food. I use several seasoning blends and never include salt, even if originally called for. This way I have more control over finished flavor. You do you though. 🙂
Sarah - High Heels and Grills says
This is a great alternative to store-bought seasonings! I love making my own at home. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
I love homemade seasoning recipes! This one looks great and I’d love to use it for fish!
Wait until later this week when I publish my Cajun Blackened Catfish recipe!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
I love a good Cajun seasoning, but I had never thought to make my own at home! 🙂 Love this.
Mary Ellen says
What a great salt free blend Michele! I have a friend who won’t eat salt so I am going to share this with him, I know he’ll love it. I may even make it for him. I’ll include the recipe with a link to your blog so he can see what else you share!
Thank you! Be sure to look for the Cajun Blackened Catfish to be published tomorrow.
Sandra Shaffer says
I make my own taco seasoning and now I have a cajun blackening spice blend! Thanks!!
Glad you like it! Thank you!
Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says
Michele this looks like a fabulous blend and I agree completely, making your own is so much better precisely because you can customize and tweak it to your tastes. ..and I cannot wait for the Catfish recipe! It looks amazing.
I Appreciate the recipe. Some people just can’t help being negative. Take the salt or leave it, I’m just happy for the advice! Thank you.
Thanks Trissa! I’m happy you found it helpful.
I make several other of my own seasonings, but this is superb! I did not add salt, and next time may cut back a bit on the cayenne. Used on flounder and we all raved about the results. Thanks!
Hi Nancy, thank you so much for the nice comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out our other seasoning mixes too. https://flavormosaic.com/category/seasoning-mixes/
Kevin Bailey says
I love the recipe plus I also love cajun food so thanks for the flavor
Mary Hinton says
Thank you so much! My husband and I are both on a low sodium diet due to medical issues. I really appreciate having the option of so many wonderful low sodium recipes.
You are very welcome. I often leave salt out or I may specify a half-teaspoon of salt in a recipe. However, you can always reduce or eliminate the salt if you wish.
This was great I love it