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Homemade “Cavender’s Greek” Seasoning

Posted on: October 12, 2013

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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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INGREDIENTS:

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

15 Responses to "Homemade “Cavender’s Greek” Seasoning"

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.

Should have no issues increasing the batch size.

Although I added a little sea salt to mine, this recipe is spot on! Thanks for sharing!

Isn’t it? I’m so glad you like it, Amy! I thought it was pretty close in flavor, too. 🙂

YEAH! no MSG! I use cavender’s at my restaurant all the time.

I hope you and the folks at your restaurant like this blend, Benita! I think it’s pretty good.

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..

Hope you like it, Mickey. It’s pretty close tot he real Cavender’s.

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.

Thanks for recipe. I like Cavender’s but have become soy sensitive. Cavender’s has soy protein.

Sure no soy in mine. 🙂 I think you’ll like it.

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.

Hope you like it, Sandra!

Cavender’s is a favorite in our house.

It is here, too, Barb.

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