Homemade “Cavender’s Greek” Seasoning

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This is my version of the ever popular Cavender’s Greek Seasoning.  My brother, a professional chef before he retired, just LOVES his Cavender’s, in salad dressings, on fish and chicken, and even on vegetables.  My version is real close to the popular commercial product, but it has a more pronounced garlic/onion flavor and has no salt in it (I’m very sodium sensitive). I think you’ll  like my mock up of this flavorful blend.  This spice blend is suitable for all phases of Atkins, other Ketogenic diets and Primal-Paleo lifestyles as well.

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1 T. dill seed

1 T. black peppercorns

1 T. dried basil

1 T. dried oregano leaves

1 tsp. dried thyme

1 T. granulated garlic

1 T. granulated onion

1 T. dried parsley flakes

1 T. dried rosemary

2 tsp. dried marjoram leaves

DIRECTIONS:   Mix ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a grinder (or your blender).  This may take several batches if using a dedicated coffee grinder like I use.  You want the blend fairly fine.  Store in an airtight jar in a dark cabinet with all your other spices.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes about 9 Tbsp. or 27 tsp.  Each teaspoon contains:

4.6 calories

.09 g  fat

1.0 g  carbs, .34 g fiber, .66 g  NET CARBS

2.1 mg potassium

1 mg sodium


18 thoughts on “Homemade “Cavender’s Greek” Seasoning

  1. Shirley A LONGMUIR

    I bought Cavenders for years in the bucket. But they have out priced themselves and MSG sensitive persons cant have it so ty for your take on the spice. I hope it will work when I do large quantities as it is used in my house for everything. Is there something I should know before I do large batch mixes.

    1. Lace

      This is the best I do not make anything without this seasoning haven’t tried this. I use it on everything from lasagna soup to eggs, tuna. Let’s just say anything you can cook that is going to be in it. Just cannot get the flavor right without it. I too don’t care for all the salt. Thank you

  2. mickey

    Thank you for this recipe. I through out my Cavenders spice mix because it had MSG. I loved it on avocados. It was so delicious. Can’
    t wait to make a batch..

      1. does this miss the nutmeg and cinnamon listed on ingredients? I think it also had cornstarch vs. MSG. I can’t get this in N.B., Canada, and used it on everything in Vancouver…especially chicken, and my once famous Greek salad. I’ll try and hope.

  3. Sandra

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I absolutely love Cavender’s, but hate the sodium content. I’m looking forward to giving this a try.

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