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Make Your Own Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend

It’s so easy and affordable to make your own Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend at home.

Chances are you already have most every ingredient on hand in your spice cabinet. And while this blend has quite a few, you can certainly omit or include your favorites.

White plate with an assortment of ground spices lined up.

Speaking of spice cabinets.

Large spice cabinet with variety of jars and bottles of dried herbs and spices.

During quarantine I organized ours alphabetically. It actually works pretty well for us EXCEPT when someone brings a new spice to the mix. Then there’s a whole lotta shuffling going on!

How do you organize your spices? I’m totally open to a new solution. I’d love for you to leave me a comment below.

I’m working on a new recipe today and reached for the bottle of Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning. It is without a doubt my go-to blend. It was time to make a big batch at home.

Picture of Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning in front of a variety of space and seasoning jars.

The picture above probably best illustrates why I like to make my own seasoning blends. I included 17 different spices in this one.

We have SOOO many individual jars that it just makes sense. Not only will it help me use up spices we already own (keeping them fresh), but it will save me roughly $3.00. I’ll take it!

I use this blend in soups, on sauteed and roasted veggies, in my chicken rub, and multiple dressings & vinaigrettes. It’s so versatile and easily delivers wonderful layers of flavor.

White plate with a variety of ground spices and herbs measured out.
A large pile of seasonings on a white plate on a black table.

Here’s how I broke it down!

Spice Blend Ingredients

The main components are dried garlic & onion, as well as garlic & onion powder.

According to the label on a jar of Mrs. Dash the next ingredient is the “Spice” blend which consists of pepper, parsley, fennel, basil, bay marjoram, savory, thyme, cayenne, coriander, cumin, mustard, rosemary, celery seed.

The final ingredients in the blend are carrot, orange peel and spice extracts.

Spice jar filled with garlic and herb seasoning sitting on a black table.

I was pleasantly surprised to find we owned fennel, savory and orange peel. However I also omitted four items: bay, marjoram, carrot and spice extracts.

In a side by side taste comparison this homemade seasoning blend is pretty darn close to the original.

Feeling good!

Here are a few other spice blends you might enjoy!

For recipes that include this Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend you can start with our Meatball Roundup. It’s a staple ingredient in most of these recipes.

Do you have a favorite seasoning blend that you’d like us to recreate. Drop me a comment below and we’ll get busy!

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All my best,
xo Libby

White plate with an assortment of ground spices lined up.

Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend

Libby with Lemony Thyme
I use this blend in soups, on sautéed and roasted veggies, in my chicken rub, and multiple dressings & vinaigrettes. It's so versatile and easily delivers wonderful layers of flavor.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon bay I omitted
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram i omitted
  • 1 teaspoon savory
  • 1 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange peel
  • I omitted carrot & spice extracts


  • Combine all spices in an air tight container.
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