No salt with a smoky twist…
This is a spin-off of our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe for those who need a salt-free recipe option. Sure, it’s simple to simply pull salt from the original recipe, but salt surely is a flavor enhancer. We like to add something a little different to the mix to bring something special to a no-salt Cajun seasoning alternative. Here it’s a touch of chipotle pepper powder to go along with the cayenne and paprika.
This addition adds a little more spice, along with an undertone of smokiness to the Cajun seasoning. It’s these flavor additions that make this spice blend its own unique take on Cajun seasoning. Don’t want the smokiness? That’s ok, simply remove the chipotle powder from the recipe and you have a blend that’s plenty tasty ready for use! Sprinkle it over steak as a spice rub or use it with soups and dressings to rev up the flavor.
Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir to fully combine.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.
The chipotle powder adds extra heat and a touch of smokiness to give this no-salt version its own unique take. If you don't prefer a slight smokiness to your Cajun seasoning (or the extra spiciness is unappealing), simply remove the chipotle powder from the recipe.