Cajun spice mix

So what is Cajun seasoning? Originating from the deep south of Louisiana this rustic spice blend with its smokey undertones is a combination of 9 different herbs and spices.

It can be used to liven up many dishes. Although it is used in many meat dishes, it is equally at home in vegan dishes such as Cajun tempeh, tofu or potato wedges. I also like to add a little pinch to my smokey vegan chilli.

Now, why should we make our own spices mixes? when you can just buy a jar for under £2.00 in any supermarkets spice aisles, row upon row already mixed.

For me, it is about tweaking each spice to suit my personal taste and just making one I really like.


Cajun spice mix

  • Preparation Time 10 Minutes
  • 24 Servings

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and nut-free

  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 3 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of thyme
  • 1 tsp of dried red pepper flakes


  1. Stir together the salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, and red pepper flakes until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.

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