Homemade Greek Seasoning

Homemade Greek Seasoning

HOMEMADE GREEK SEASONING RECIPE

When cooking quick and easy meals, one of the easiest ways to up the flavor without upping the effort is to use a flavorful seasoning blend.  Unfortunately, so many seasoning blends are not gluten-free.  When I realized gluten was hiding in my seasoning blends, I freaked.  But soon I realized I could make my own super easily with minimal effort.  And now I share with you my super-simple recipe for gluten-free homemade Greek seasoning!

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So what’s the deal with spices and gluten?

While individual spices (you know, single spices like paprika or dried herbs like parsley) are naturally gluten-free, many become cross-contaminated with gluten during the manufacturing process.  This is due to processing on equipment shared with gluten-containing items.  Honestly—we’ve had black pepper that states a “manufactured on equipment with wheat.” ugh.

Want to know more about gluten cross-contamination?  Click here!

In addition, seasoning blends often use gluten-containing ingredients (such as wheat flour) as a binder or a thickener in their blend.

What spices and seasonings are gluten-free?

Many companies have gluten-free claims on their ingredients and seasoning blends including, but not limited to:

  • Badia Seasonings (individual spices & seasoning blends)—these are actually certified gluten-free, so there’s an extra level of safety & comfort here!  They also are very cost-effective and can be purchased on Amazon or in your neighborhood grocery store.
    –> Do you want to know more about what gluten-free certification means?  Click here!
  • McCormick (individual spices, some seasoning blends marked ‘gluten-free’)—While McCormick’s individual spices are gluten-free, the majority of their seasoning mixes CONTAIN GLUTEN!  Look for the packets labeled “gluten-free.”
  • Penzeys Spices (individual spices & seasoning blends)—Penzy’s spices are high quality and they have so many creative and interesting spice blends.  Penzy’s spices can be purchased on Amazon, at Penzy’s retail stores, and their website

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