These flavorful seasoning blends don't contain any salt. They could be the perfect gift for the health-conscious person on your list. The recipes are from the American Heart Association's 1990 "Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook" edited by Scott M. Grundy.
Store the seasonings in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months.
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsely
1 teaspoon dried savory
1 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon powdered sage
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Makes about one-third cup. Use in casseroles, stews or fresh vegetable dishes.
Lemon Herb Seasoning
4 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
3 3/4 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/2 tablespoons powdered black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated onion
1 1/2 tablespoons whole celery seed
1 1/4 tablespoons powdered basil
1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, grated optional
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Makes about one cup. Use with fish, chicken or turkey.
Salad Herb Blend
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup marjoram
2 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons chili pepper flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons powdered rosemary
1 1/4 tablespoons powdered celery seed
2 1/2 teaspoons dried savory
2 1/2 teaspoons powdered sage
2 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons dried dillweed
1 1/4 teaspoons powdered black pepper
3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
Makes about one cup. Add to salad before adding dressing.