Simple Cajun Spice Mix Recipe


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This Cajun spice mix makes a great addition to your spice cabinet and is delicious as a dry rub, mixed into mayonnaise, or added into a dressing.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe 1

One way to keep our taste buds happy and satisfied without feeling like they are deprived of anything is to add spices and herbs to dishes. I love keeping favorite spice blends on hand so that I can quickly add them meats, poultry, seafood, veggies, and even to dressing to kick my salad up a notch or two.

This Cajun Spice Mix definitely fits the bill for helping me toward my goal for a healthier me in 2012. It’s definitely a spice blend to keep stocked and ready to use. I doubled the recipe to have a little nearly 1/2 a cup to store in an airtight container. Now, I’m armed and ready!

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe 2

Here’s my Cajun Spice Mix Recipe. Make it soon and keep it on hand!

Simple Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This Cajun spice mix makes a great addition to your spice cabinet and is delicious as a dry rub, mixed into mayonnaise, or added into a dressing.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 teaspoons


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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Recipe Review


  1. Toby says:

    Your recipe for Cajun spice says it makes 10 teaspoons. Would a teaspoons equal a serving on drumsticks? (Maybe 2+ Ds’s pp? To marinade). …. Or if we’re making 10 DS’s would we use almost all for marinade? (Almost 4lbs)

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I would use about 3 tablespoons of the Cajun seasoning for 10 drumsticks, Toby. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Ronnie says:

    I have made many Cajun Chicken Spice recipes, and I have to say that this is the best, the only difference I would make would be, adding another tsp of dried oregano, and to make it kid friendly, don’t add the black pepper or cayenne powder. I do a marinade with this spice by adding lime juice and olive oil, and if you want the best flavour, cook it over a fire. 

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Ronnie, for your suggestions to make this kid friendly and for using as a marinade. So glad you like it!

  3. Ana says:

    5 stars
    Yum! Love the flavors. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tim says:

    5 stars
    Thank You! This was very good!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      So happy you enjoyed it, Tim! Thanks so much!

  5. Amanda says:

    Great mix! Thanks for sharing…..I used it to make Cajun chicken Caesar salads…..this will definitely make it into my spice collection.

  6. Nan says:

    Robyn, I love this spice mix, and I keep it as a staple in my pantry to use whenever a recipe needs a little kick. I have also made it to give to my family as part of a spice gift basket at Christmas, and they all love it. Thank you for posting it!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you and your family enjoy it, Nan!

  7. Becca_Masters says:

    I love home made spice mixes. I made a load of different ones as part of my Christmas gift baskets. My favourites are Mexican spice mix, Moroccan spice mix and Italian dried herb mix.
    Everyone I gave them to said they were amazing. I’m looking forward to adding this one to them! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Becca. All of those spice mixes sound fabulous! I bet everyone loves your presents at Christmas. Those are the best kind to give AND to receive! I can’t wait to hear how you like my Cajun Spice Mix.

  8. JulieD says:

    Thanks, Robyn!! I’m using this tonight!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I can’t wait to hear how you like it, Julie!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    This looks goods can’t wait to try it on shrimp and chicken and toss in a salad!!

    PS. Your Chocolate chip cookie recipe is the BEST!! They disappear fast in our home…

  10. Paula @ Frosted Fingers says:

    I don’t really use cajun spices. I’m interested to see how you use it, though!