This seasoning blend might sound very Mediterranean but trust me it goes well with almost everything and you aren’t just restricted to Italian or Spanish dishes whilst using it. It will effortlessly lift your dishes up and take them to the next level, even the simplest meal will be transformed and you will never want to go back to your old mash for example.
The first time I came across this blend was in summer when we were staying at my parents. They had just returned from their holidays bringing this mysterious, homemade seasoning mix with them, which they bought at a local food market… we had it on young boiled potatoes, on cottage cheese, on eggs in the morning… very quickly it became the mix to go but at the same time it was very quickly running out! So, we decided to decipher its ingredients: sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic… so simple yet so tasty when put together!
If you want to make your own blend at home you will need the following ingredients:
- 80g dry sun dried tomatoes – the ones with no oil just like this
- 25g minced garlic – powdered will do but it’s not ideal due to its too fine texture
- 10g dry basil
In a food processor place your dry sun dried tomatoes and blitz until shredded into small pieces, then mix with basil and garlic… place in an airtight jar and job jobbed!
We love this seasoning blend so much that I have started to experiment with different variations 🙂 Now I also make it with the addition of some herb salt. It really is a wonder blend and as long as you love a tomato flavour you should really enjoy it.
Have you ever mixed your own seasoning blend at home?
What do you think about this flavour combination?