Condiments, Sauces & Marinades

All Purpose Seasoning

January 26, 2023

All Purpose Seasoning is a homemade blend of simple savoury spices and herbs to enhance any dish whether it’s vegetables, meat, seafood, salads, stews, or marinades. Made in just five minutes, this seasoning medley can be used for pre-seasoning, during cooking or sprinkled over a finished dish.

all purpose seasoning in glass jar.

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All Purpose Seasoning is a homemade blend of simple savoury spices and herbs to enhance any dish whether it’s vegetables, meat, seafood, salads, stews, or marinades. Made in just five minutes, this seasoning medley can be used for pre-seasoning, during cooking or sprinkled over a finished dish.

If you’re searching for more tasty ways to season your meals, try my Homemade Seasoning Salt and Jerk Seasoning next!

all purpose seasoning blend.

All Purpose Seasoning

Upgrade your meal from bland to flavourful with this delicious medley of spices! You can always use store bought seasonings but if you want to be able to adjust to taste and diet, you have to make your own all purpose seasoning. This boosts the taste of any meal so you can use it whenever.

It’s so good, you’ll want to share it. So bottle it up and gift it to loved ones. It’s that good!

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Versatile – use it on everything from veggies to meats.
  • Customizable – easily adjust the spice mix with your favourite herbs and spices whether it’s spicy, sweet or low-sodium.
  • Quick and Easy – this is made with super common ingredients you already have stocked in your kitchen. Simply measure and blend for a made-at-home spice that’s ready in just five minutes!
all purpose seasoning in glass jar.

What is All Purpose Seasoning Made Of?

All purpose seasoning is a spice blend made of a variety of seasonings and herbs. It typically includes salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Other ingredients are added to taste.

What You Need to Make this Recipe

  • Small Mixing Bowl – to combine all the ingredients
  • Empty Spice Jar or airtight jar – to contain the all purpose seasoning

Ingredients and Ingredient Notes

  • Garlic and Onion Powder – these aromatics are essential in many cuisines and dishes and should definitely be included in this blend. They are pungent, aromatic with a hint of spiciness that’s just perfect.
  • Dried Oregano, Parsley Flakes and Thyme – these dried herbs work well together in this blend, and adds an aromatic, fresh, earthy flavour. Thyme and oregano should be added, parsley can be omitted.
  • Paprika – you can use regular, smoked or sweet. If using smoked be mindful of the dishes you use the blend with.
  • Cayenne Pepper – this will give the blend a nice spicy kick, use more or less as per your own spice tolerance.
  • Allspice – this adds a deep, warm, earthy, woodsy flavour.
  • Sugar – optional, omit if needed.
  • Salt and Black Pepper – these enhance all the flavours.
all purpose seasoning in small black bowl.

How to Make All Purpose Seasoning

Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Transfer to an empty spice jar or airtight container and store in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place.

Recipe Substitutions and Tips

  • Spicy – add hot pepper flakes for a spicier all purpose seasoning.
  • Sweet – instead of regular granulated sugar you could use brown sugar for a depth of sweetness.
  • Smoky – use smoked paprika instead of paprika.
  • Salt-Free – control your sodium intake by using less or no salt at all.
  • More Herbs – dried basil, dill weed, crushed rosemary.
  • Mediterranean – for a more robust flavour add nutmeg, cinnamon, or marjoram.

Serving Suggestions and Tips

Use all purpose seasoning in a variety of dishes and at various stages of cooking. Here are some recipes using all purpose seasoning:

open jar of all purpose seasoning.

Recipe Notes and Tips for Success

  • Don’t use too many herbs or it may overpower the seasoning blend. A good balance is two.
  • Check the expiration dates for each of the ingredients you use in order to ensure maximum freshness.
  • Never pour the seasoning over extremely hot or steaming food because if it is exposed to moisture, it will clump.
  • If your seasoning does clump, don’t throw it out! Add cornstarch.
  • For ease of use, add the blend to a salt shaker and use raw rice in order to ensure it doesn’t harden.

Can I Make this Ahead of Time?

Yes! This seasoning is supposed to be made ahead of time so that it’s ready for use whenever you need to add a dash of flavour to your food.

Storage Instructions

Store in an airtight container and place it in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place. It should be away from direct sunlight or heat.

jar of spice blend

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does all purpose seasoning last?

If you use fresh ingredients, your homemade all purpose seasoning should last up to 6 months.

What is an alternative to all purpose seasoning?

Use Cajun seasoning or Italian seasoning as flavouring alternatives.

Is seasoning salt the same as all purpose?

No. Seasoning salt only contains salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.

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all purpose seasoning in glass jar.

All Purpose Seasoning

All Purpose Seasoning is a homemade blend of simple savoury spices and herbs to enhance any dish whether it's vegetables, meat, seafood, salads, stews, or marinades. Made in just five minutes, this seasoning medley can be used for pre-seasoning, during cooking or sprinkled over a finished dish.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiments, Sauces & Marinades
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 0.25 cup
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Empty Spice Jar or airtight jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Sugar optional
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Transfer to an empty spice jar or airtight container and store in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place.

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Notes

Avoid Clumping – never pour the seasoning over extremely hot or steaming food because if it is exposed to moisture, it will clump.
If Clumping Happens – if your seasoning does clump, don’t throw it out! Add cornstarch.
A Grain of Rice – for ease of use, add the blend to a salt shaker and use raw rice in order to ensure it doesn’t harden.
See blog post above for additional recipe notes and tips for success.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 2338mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 366IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg
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