Cajun Spice Blend

I like making my own Cajun seasoning, because sometimes the prepared kind is too spicy for my kids. Or it isn’t spicy enough for my husband and me. I like this version because it has a bit of heat, but not too much. And I have all of these seasonings in my cupboard, so it’s easy to whip up another batch when I run out.

Prep time 10 minutes

Makes about 1/2 cup (50 g)

2 tablespoons paprika

4 teaspoons onion powder

4 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons celery seed

2 teaspoons dried thyme

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Shake ingredients together in an airtight container. Store at room temperature.