How To: Make Cajun Seasoning

This  is one recipe that most cooks need in their repertoire, absolutely, and very seldom do I say that. But at 4-5 bucks a bottle for the pre-mixed in the store, this is a quick and cheap, better tasting version.

The base of a good Cajun spice is equal amounts of cumin, coriander and paprika.

However, I like oregano, salt and cracked pepper in mine. Always me with the tweaking.

I can’t believe I am going to say this, but this spice tastes the same as the cajun chicken burger in the cafeteria at the hospital I work at.

They make a mean, tasty Cajun chicken burger, and let me qualify that statement with the fact that it’s one of the only palatable items they have on the menu.

Excepting their fantastic greasy breakfasts, but I never work mornings, so it’s been a year or so since I’ve enjoyed those.

Ingredients Needed:

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cracked pepper

1/4-1/3 tsp oregano

Combine and you are done!

I use this for my own Cajun chicken burgers, the post on how to make those is coming soon as well.

You can add red pepper flakes for heat, onion powder/onion flakes or garlic powder. This base will take you wherever you want to go, the Cajun world is your oyster.

Mmm. Cajun oysters.

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How To: Make Cajun Seasoning
Homemade Cajun spice, you never have to buy it again!
Recipe type: spices
Serves: 10
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  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked pepper
  • ¼-1/3 tsp oregano
  1. Combine and voila!


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Thank you so much for this recipe! I am allergic to the chili pepper family and cannot find "pepper free" Cajun Seasoning  in So. Florida.  This is so perfect and tastes wonderful too.


Just made this, it was yummy pummy


Make fresh breadcrumbs and mix with 1 tbsps of this lovely cajun seasoning. Dip fresh mushrooms in beaten egg & then coat in mix.  Bake in oven until nice n crisp!  Just add dip of choice. Yum.  To vary, I halved the paprika and sprinkled some on the mushrooms at the end - just as nice I think!


Just wanted to let you know - I was baking a loaf of bread today and saw too late it needed Cajun seasoning, which I didn't have... so I whipped this up, and it worked perfectly! YUM! :)

Pretty. Good. Food.
Pretty. Good. Food.

Oh man this looks delicious! And your photographs are beautiful! Everything here looks great! I recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :) Thanks!


my boyfriend and his family love Cajun food. I know they will love this :)


I love Cajun food and you won't believe how glad I am to discover your recipe! Thanks for sharing! will be making it pretty soon :-)


I was amazed how easy it was! If you want to make it spicy, you can add red pepper flakes, if you like it salty, then salt like I do. The cumin, coriander and paprika give it that "base" taste that is sooo good, then you add whatever flavors you want.


Can't wait to make a jar of this, thanks! and the photo of the spices looks great


I didn't know prior the base of cajun spices and you've made it sound so easy! I'm going to remember the extra oregano, pepper and salt!


I've always liked the pizzas there, course I always doused it with hot sauce and then dipped it in ranch dressing, so that's probably what made it palatable.I use cajun seasoning on my ribs. I coat the ribs with the seasoning, broil them in the oven until browned all over, then toss them in the slow cooker with my favourite homemade sauce. Best ribs ever.


Great to hear! It's such a great and easy solution to store bought, I use it all the time!


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