Blue Apron Spice Blends

Our cabinets are full of dozens and dozens of seasonings, but there are only a few spice blends that we keep on the countertop. That space is reserved for our tried and true favorites: the flavors that we turn to to make dinner special every day.

Blue Apron Spice Blends

It’s easy to make spice blends at home. Just measure out each spice and dump it into a jar with a lid. Reusing an old mustard or jam jar works well here. Give it a shake, label the jar with the blend and date, and then use it to season everything from popcorn to chicken. If you’re looking for a few ideas, we’ve got you covered. The Blue Apron culinary team carefully crafted five spice blends based on what our chefs use at home. No matter what you’re cooking, these seasonings will take it to the next level. 

Blue Apron Mexican Spice Blend

All the nostalgic flavor of Taco Tuesday, blended into one bottle. This spice blend gets its flavor from a mix of cumin, ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic, and oregano. It’s a blend that all home cooks should be familiar with. This seasoning is  a shortcut to achieving traditional Mexican flavors. We use it to spice up enchilada filling, roasted sweet potatoes, elote corn, and, you guessed it, tacos.

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Tuscan Spice Blend

This blend is made from a combination of ground fennel, rosemary, and sage. It packs all of the traditional flavors of central Italy into one neat package. Use it on roasted vegetables or coat pork with a generous portion before cooking: the fennel seeds will form a nice crust. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Cajun Spice Blend

Do you want to recreate Louisiana cuisine at home? This handy cajun spice blend can help you pull it off. It’s a little sweet, with mild spiciness and a savory undertone, thanks to the mustard, oregano, and thyme. This seasoning works on nearly any protein, but the Test Kitchen particularly loves it with shrimp. It’s the perfect addition to any of your favorite New Orleans-inspired meals, from po’ boys to seafood boils. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Smoky Spice Blend

Our favorite smoky spice blend is based on a combination of smoked and sweet paprika. This seasoning has a deep, earthy flavor. It’s ideal for coating chicken or blending into ground beef or pork for a burger patty. The best part? It elevates dishes across cuisines, working just as well in a Middle Eastern rice dish as an Italian meatball. Add a pinch anytime you want to up the smoke-factor. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Barbecue Spice Blend

This spice blend is a cookout MVP. Use it as a rub for your favorite protein and it will do all the work for you. The blend of paprika, fennel, and garlic powder will impart a picnic-ready sweet and savory flavor (as well as a little char, thanks to the brown sugar). This seasoning works away from the grill too. It’s delicious on any roasted or seared meat. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Weeknight Hero Spice Blend 

When in doubt, this spice blend is the answer. Use it to season the protein or vegetables, toss it into salad dressings or swirl it into dipping sauces. Our ultimate go-to is a classic combination of onion, garlic, parsley, and paprika that makes any meal sing. In the test kitchen, our favorite application is on chicken. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Stock up on these spice blends or make your own, then head over to our cookbook and get cooking.