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.
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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.
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- 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