About this recipe
Italian cuisine is known worldwide for its delicious flavors and aromas. It is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. One of the secrets behind this culinary richness lies in its use of herbs and spices that add a special touch to each dish.
From tomato sauces to pizzas and pasta dishes, these Italian spice blend enhances flavors and gives each recipe a unique and delicious touch.
Ingredients for the Italian spice mix
Oregano: Oregano is another essential herb in the Italian spice mix, with an earthy and slightly bitter taste.
Rosemary: With a pine and citrus flavor, rosemary is ideal for enhancing mushroom dishes, focaccia, and soups.
Thyme: Thyme is an herb with earthy notes and a hint of mint. Combines well with roasted vegetables and dishes with lemon.
Marjoram: Marjoram has a flavor similar to oregano but with less earthy notes and milder in taste.
Parsley: Parsley is typical in Italian food; for this recipe, it is important to use dried parsley.
Chili flakes (optional): It’s always nice to have the heat of chili flakes in any Italian dish.
How to use the Italian spice mix
Tomato and marinara sauces: Add a tablespoon of the Italian spice blend to your homemade tomato sauces to enhance the flavors and aromas. I put it before the tomato and browned it in olive oil to awaken the flavor.
Pizza and calzones: Sprinkle the spice mixture over the surface of the pizza or on the topping of the calzones to bring an authentic Italian flavor.
Pasta dishes: Use the Italian spice blend in your pasta dishes, either sprinkled over cooked pasta or incorporated into the sauce.
Tips to make the best mix
- Do not add salt. It is best that you control the seasoning of the recipe. As such, if you add salt to the Italian spice mixture, you may salt the food.
- Use fresh herbs. Use herbs and spices that smell delicious and are full of flavor when you open the jar or bag.
- Store in a tightly closed jar.
- Prepare to your liking and adjust if necessary.
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Homemade Italian Spice Mix
- 1 small mixing bowl
- 1 jar
- 2 Tablespoons oregano
- 1 Tablespoon Basil
- 1 Tablespoon Parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Marjoram
- 1 teaspoon Thyme
- 1 teaspoon Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in a jar.
- Store for up to six months in a dark, dry place.
- Check freshness before using it
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.