In this Homemade Tuscan Seasoning Blend dried basil and crushed rosemary is mixed with dried thyme, marjoram, fennel seeds, garlic and onion powder. Use this mixture to season chicken, fish or sprinkle on vegetables before roasting.
Another day and another spice blend!
Are you excited? I am! This time it’s a simple homemade Tuscan seasoning blend. A little basil and a lot rosemary, but the crushed fennel is truly what makes this seasoning so delicious. I’m still loving these jars and as I’ve been replenishing my spice blends, I’ve transferred them into these cute squatty jars.
I love this seasoning blend! It’s extremely flavorful and aromatic and perfect for poultry or seafood and vegetables before roasting. I’m going to sharing a few recipes that uses this tuscan seasoning, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime here’s a list of 20+ homemade seasoning blends and spice mixes for you to try!
To make this tuscan seasoning blend you will need:
- crushed rosemary
- dried basil
- dried thyme
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- fennel seeds
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?
There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.
Start by placing the fennel seeds into a mortar and use the pestle to smash them in to bits.
Alternatively, you could put them in a half-sealed plastic baggie and use a mallet to crush them or use a spice grinder.
Next measure in the crushed rosemary, dried basil, thyme, marjoram, onion powder, garlic powder and crushed fennel seeds.
Stir to combine.
Store the Tuscan seasoning blend in an airtight container or small jar and in a cool dry place for 1 to 2 years.
I’d love to know how you were inspired to use this seasoning, so please let me know by leaving a comment below.
Homemade Tuscan Seasoning Blend
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary, medium
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
- Bernardin Mason Jars - 250 mL - Wide
- Pace whole fennel seeds in a mortar and use a pestle to crush.
- Combine all of the dried herbs and spices in an airtight container or small jar. Whisk or use a fork to combine.
- Store in a cool dry place for 1 to 2 years.
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