Make this flavorful, no salt Italian seasoning from a mix of dried Italian herbs and spices. It’s the perfect seasoning blend for tomato sauce, roasted veggies, eggplant parmesan, fish, seafood, pasta salad, and more! This dried Italian seasoning takes 2 minutes to prepare.

Small glass jar of italian seasoning with a small wooden spoon

As a Registered Dietitian, I like to make my own seasoning blends at home, because I can control the exact ingredients that go into them. Perhaps my most used seasoning, Italian seasoning is a blend of dried Italian spices and herbs, including oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, crushed red pepper flakes, dried garlic, and dried onion.

My homemade Italian seasoning is incredibly fast and easy to make. It’s a flavorful salt free seasoning blend that is perfect for eggplant parmesan, tomato sauces for pasta, soups, fish, seafood, and more.

No salt seasonings are wonderful if you follow a low-sodium diet, and I think they are best for cooking in general. Using a salt free seasoning allows you to have total control over the amount of salt you add to your recipe – there’s nothing worse than oversalted food!

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What is in Italian seasoning?

My Italian seasoning recipe includes eight different dried herbs and spices. Here’s what you will need to make it:

Kitchen tools needed: You need measuring spoons, a small mixing bowl, and a small whisk or spoon to make this recipe. I like to store homemade seasoning in small glass jars.

Italian seasoning is salt free, gluten free, vegan, nut free, dairy free, and soy free.

8 different italian dried herbs measured out in piles on a white marble surface

How to make homemade Italian seasoning

  1. Combine dried herbs and spices in a small bowl.
  2. Use a small whisk or spoon to thoroughly mix the seasoning together.
  3. Transfer to a small glass jar or airtight container for storage.
  4. Use to season spaghetti sauce, roasted vegetables, fish, seafood, soups, and more!

How to use Italian seasoning

There are a myriad of ways you can use Italian seasoning!

  • Roasted vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, asparagus
  • Classic Italian dishes: eggplant parmesan, lasagna, pasta recipes, meatballs
  • Soups and stews, like my farro vegetable soup
  • Vinaigrette: A pinch of Italian seasoning adds flavor to a simple vinaigrette or salad dressing
  • Tomato sauces or other Italian sauces
  • Marinade: You can marinate fish or other protein with olive oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning.
  • Baking: Add some Italian seasoning to homemade focaccia bread, garlic knots, or garlic bread.

Italian seasoning nutrition & health benefits

While the herbs and spices in Italian seasoning do contain nutrients, you probably aren’t eating enough in one sitting to gain significant benefits. However, because this seasoning is sodium free, it adds flavor to your food and cooking without excessive added salt.

Research shows that too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Too much dietary salt intake can also cause calcium loss in your bones, which may lead to osteoporosis.

The current Dietary Guidelines recommends that adults consume less than 2300 mg of sodium (salt) per day. This amounts to about 1 teaspoon of salt.

One easy way to reduce sodium intake is by seasoning your food with salt free seasoning. You’ll add more flavor and will end up consuming less sodium when you’re able to control how much salt you add to your recipes.

Storing homemade Italian seasoning

Keep leftover seasoning in a small glass jar or airtight container. You can store it in your spice cabinet or pantry. I recommend using homemade seasonings within 3-6 months of making them.

Small glass jar with Italian seasoning, with a small wooden spoonful of seasoning next to it

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Small glass jar of italian seasoning with a small wooden spoon

2-Minute Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: makes 5 oz 1x
  • Category: Seasonings
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Make this flavorful, no salt Italian seasoning from a mix of dried Italian herbs and spices. It’s the perfect seasoning blend for tomato sauce, roasted veggies, eggplant parmesan, fish, seafood, pasta salad, and more! This dried Italian seasoning takes 2 minutes to prepare.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add all of the dried spices and herbs to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Use a small whisk or spoon to thoroughly mix the herbs and spices together until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a small glass jar to store.

Notes

Storing homemade Italian seasoning

Keep leftover seasoning in a small glass jar or airtight container. You can store it in your spice cabinet or pantry. I recommend using homemade seasonings within 3-6 months of making them.

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