Our household loves cajun food! This salt free cajun seasoning recipe is one we use regularly to flavor all kinds of food.
Of course, many of the savory, flavorful, and spicy cajun food recipes call for cajun or creole seasoning.
Although there are some delicious brands available in your grocery store like Slap Ya Mama or Tony Cachere’s you will find the main ingredient of most of the commercial cajun seasonings is, not surprisingly, salt.
You’ll quickly discover that if you use enough of these blends to give your cajun recipes the right amount of flavor they can cause your dish to become way too salty. This was an issue that used to plague me when I was cooking some of our favorites.
I have no explanation for why it took me so long to realize that I could make my own homemade salt free cajun seasoning. However, once that epiphany hit me I started mixing up my own spice blend for cajun recipes and have never looked back!
Salt Free Cajun Seasoning Recipe
This cajun seasoning recipe without salt is so good, y’all, and so easy. You probably have all the spices in your pantry just waiting for you to whip up a batch, put it in a container, and have it on hand all the time!
This is also a recipe that you can adjust to fit your own personal preferences. Love food with a spicy kick? Just add a dash more cayenne. Like the smoky flavor of paprika? Add a little more!
Play around with the proportions of this cajun seasoning recipe without salt to get it just right.
You can mix this up and store it in a glass container with a lid and keep it handy for all types of recipes!
We use this salt free cajun spice blend in our remoulade sauce as well as in gumbo and jambalaya…I love it sprinkled in my okra, tomato and corn recipe. You can use it as a magic ingredient in any dish that needs a little kick of spice. Sometimes I pixie dust it on my purple hull peas instead of pepper sauce as a last little lagniappe.
I even sprinkle it on top of deviled eggs instead of plain paprika. If you add a little extra cayenne you can use it as a spice when you make blackened fish.
Basically, you can use cajun seasoning on just about anything that needs a little kick.
Best of all using a no salt cajun spice blend allows you to add as much savor, seasoning, and spice as you want. After seasoning you will salt the food to your personal preferences separately. This is a great thing not only for flavor profiles but perfect for those who are trying to eat less sodium.
Here is the easiest and best salt free cajun seasoning recipe!
Salt Free Cajun Seasoning Blend Recipe
- 3 tbsp paprika regular
- 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper use anywhere from 3/4 tsp to 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper depending on the amount of heat that you like.
- 1 tsp chili powder
- Put spices in a bowl and stir together
- Place in a glass container with a lid and save for future use
I hope that you enjoy this salt free cajun seasoning!
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