Healthy Spice Mix Recipes

Make a big batch of spice mixes to have on hand when you need to whip up a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing. These healthy spice mix recipes are also perfect to give as a hostess gift along with a recipe card for how to use it.

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Turkish Spice Mix

Make a big batch of this Turkish spice mix to have on hand when you need to whip up a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing. Or try it as a rub for grilled or roasted meat or vegetables. The spice mix is also perfect to give as a hostess gift along with a recipe card for turning it into a dip or vinaigrette (see Tips, below). For the freshest, most economical spices, head to a store that has a large, well-stocked bulk spice department.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Shrimp Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars 1
Making homemade shrimp seasoning blend is easy and lets you control exactly what's inside. Use it in place of the packaged seasoning blends to bring zesty flavor to shrimp as well as chicken, beef and more.
By Robin Bashinsky

Mediterranean Herb Mix

In the Mediterranean region, blends of dried locally grown herbs are common. This version is ideal for vegetables, seafood, poultry, and pork.
By Amy Riolo

Spanish Seasoning Blend

Bright and zesty, this Spanish seasoning mixture is perfect for paella. It also works well with chicken, potatoes, seafood, and vegetables.
By Amy Riolo

Puerto Rican Sofrito

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sofrito is a flavorful cooking base for all sorts of dishes. It has countless variations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This Puerto Rican sofrito contains tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell pepper and cilantro. Make a batch to use for flavoring rice, stews and much more.
By Illyanna Maisonet

Crazy Herb Spice Mix

Rating: 5 stars 1
Make a big batch of this super-herbed spice mix to have on hand when you need to whip up a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing. The spice mix is also perfect to give as a hostess gift along with a recipe card for turning it into a dip or vinaigrette (see Tips, below). For the freshest, most economical spices, head to a store that has a large, well-stocked bulk spice department.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Sesame Ginger Spice Rub

This spice rub is sweet and savory and pairs perfectly with chicken, pork, or fish.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Moroccan Spice Blend

This Moroccan spice blend is often used to season chicken in Moroccan cuisine. It also works well with beef or salmon.
By Amy Riolo

Baharat Spice Mix

Baharat is an Arabic term for spices or spice blends. Many countries in the Middle East have variations of a basic baharat for fish, poultry, and meat. This version is designed for fish and seafood dishes, but can also be used with beef, poultry, and vegetables.
By Amy Riolo

Annatto Spice Blend

This spice blend conjures up the sunny flavors of the Yucatán. You'll need to track down annatto seeds (aka achiote), which provide the blend's vibrant color and flavor. Use it to flavor rice (add 1 tsp. for each 1 cup dry rice), sprinkle on chicken or pork cutlets before cooking, or make Yucatán-Style Pulled Pork (Cochinita Pibil; see Associated Recipes).
By Andrea Nguyen

Baharat Spice Blend

One of the Test Kitchen's favorite blends is baharat, which means "spices" in Arabic—and this Middle Eastern seasoning is loaded with them.
By Adam Dolge

Indian Summer Masala

This spice blend is Padma Lakshmi's riff on an Indian street-food blend called chaat masala.
By Padma Lakshmi
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