Please review the Cook's Notes for tips on working with homemade seasoning blends.
Makes 3/4 cups
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 tablespoons sea salt* or to taste
2 tablespoons onion granules
2 tablespoons garlic granules
2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
Combine all of the herbs and spices in a bowl and blend with a spoon or a wire whisk. Put the seasoning blend in a container with a tight fitting lid and store in a cupboard, away from heat and light. Shake or stir to re-blend before each use.
*The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of SEA SALT (medium grain). However, due to the mineral content, some Sea Salts are saltier than others. Therefore, I have reduced the amount of sea salt in half. In addition, if you use table salt, due to the difference in grain size, you may want to reduce the salt a little more. As with all seasonings, you need to use you taster as your guide!
To taste test seasonings, shake or stir to blend well, then sprinkle a little on a slice of cucumber or tomato. Give it a taste and adjust as necessary.
For a finer texture, pour all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times. I have an inexpensive electric coffee grinder that I use exclusively for grinding herbs and spices. It is handier to use than a bulky food processor and just requires a quick wipe with a paper towel to clean!