A wonderful homemade seasoning blend you can use on almost everything you cook. From veggies to beans, to "cheese" sauces, hummus dips, and vegan meats and tofu.
This recipe was inspired by a blend I fell in love with from Trader Joes. It was actually called "Vegan Chickenless" seasoning blend. I cooked all my "meats" and veggies with it used it in vegan cheese dips as well. It was the perfect seasoning.
But one day, it became discontinued. I was so sad but the good news is it led me to play around with different spices to create my own.
Marinate cauliflower, broccoli, even onions in this spice and some olive oil. Use it on potatoes before you bake or air fry them. It's a great spice to use for hummus or cheese sauce. Use it for making lentil meatballs or when making meat for tacos.
Homemade Seasoning Blend Ingredients
These spices are subtle but bring really do a great job of highlighting the flavors in vegetables and bland meats.
See recipe card for quantities.
Seasoning Blend Instructions
You will simply combine all spices in a bowl and blend whisk them together in a bowl until it's golden in color and all the spices are well mixed.
Then you will want to fill a large spice jar or a mason jar. Either one will work as long as it's air-tight. This is a great addition to your basic vegan pantry and everyday healthy cooking.
Note: You will want to be sure if you spill the mixture onto your clothes or your granite or marble countertop it can stain it bright orange. The turmeric is very dark and doesn't like to come out of towels are clothing. It will also stain your fingers, meats, and cauliflower once it gets wet. On a positive note, it gives the vegan cheeses a nice golden color.
You can use this blend as a base to create more "cuisine" specific seasonings.
- Spicy - add red cayenne or red chili flakes.
- Indian - try adding coriander, cumin, lemon peel, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, garlic, and cayenne.
- Italian - add basil, oregano, thyme and red chili flakes.
- Cheese Dip - some people swear that mustard powder makes things taste cheesy. Add that spice to this blend if you add it to your cheese sauce recipe.
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Store in an air-tight container in your spice drawer or cupboard. You might want to remake it after 4-6 months to be sure it's fresh as it can be.
Homemade Seasoning Blend
- 1 cup Onion powder
- ½ cup Garlic powder
- ¼ cup Turmeric powder
- ¼ cup Sea salt
- Combine everything in a mixing bowl.
- Using a whisk, blend all spices well until thoroughly and evenly combined.
- Store in a dry, air tight container.