Cajun Seasoning

New Orleans was home to me for eight years and Cajun cuisine remains one of my favourites. This Cajun Seasoning will bring roundness and full flavour to your cooking. I use it as my all purpose seasoning.


1 tsp

Prep Time

15 mins

Total Time

15 mins


75 g sweet paprika

50 g black pepper

30 g salt

20 g garlic granules

20 g dried thyme

20 g dried basil

15 g dried oregano

15 g onion granules or powder

15 g cayenne pepper

Step by Step Instructions

Mix all the ingredients in an airtight glass container and store in dark place for up to three months. Paprika is light sensitive and will fade in colour if not kept in drawer of cupboard.


Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as your taste dictates. This recipe has relatively smaller amount of salt as compared to most traditional cajun seasonings. I personally like to add the salt if needed as I cook.

Seasoning meats, fish and seafood with this gorgeous blend. Sprinkle over vegetables tossed in olive oil and bake. Use this Cajun Seasoning to make a traditional New Orleans Gumbo or Jambalaya.

When using this spice mix or any spices taste as you cook and add more as needed. Start with a small amount and build up to the flavour which you like.

Replace your bland salt and pepper seasoning with the punchy spice mix to transform any dish you are cooking.