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Homemade Herbes De Provence

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Herbes de Provence is a classic blend of aromatic herbs used to flavor dishes from Southern France. It typically includes marjoram, rosemary, thyme, oregano, savory, and lavender. But why buy it when you can make it at home? Get creative with homemade Herbes de Provence and combine different herbs to create your own unique blend.

Herb blend on a spoon.

Herbs de Provence is commonly used to season grilled meats and vegetables and adds a unique flavor to soups and stews. It can also be used to flavor soups, sauces, and marinades. It is a great way to add a little bit of French flair to any dish. 

Everyone in the Provence region has their own personal recipe with various herbs and spices that they like to add. To make your own homemade Herbes de Provence, you can use the base recipe as a starting point and experiment with different herbs and spices according to your preference until you find the perfect combination. Lavender, tarragon, basil, bay leaves, and fennel are all great additions to homemade Herbes de Provence.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • Herbes de Provence is a great way to add an authentic French touch to your cooking.
  • It’s easy to make and you can customize it to suit your own tastes.
  • The combination of herbs adds lots of flavor without a lot of extra calories or fat.

Once you’ve mixed together your homemade blend, store it in an airtight container and use it to season all kinds of dishes from vegetables and potatoes to fish, chicken, and beef. If you want to take the taste of Southern France with you wherever you go, homemade Herbes de Provence can be a great way to add a burst of flavor to your meals.

How To Use Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence can be used to add flavor to a variety of dishes. It’s easy to use and great for adding a unique French touch to your cooking. You won’t use the entire batch, so be sure to check with your recipe for the amount needed.

Let’s look at how to make this classic herb blend.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Summer Savory
  • 2 Tablespoons Marjoram
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano

Optional Additions (see notes):

  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Dill
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Lavender
  • 1 Tablespoon Tarragon (estragon)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Sage
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Fennel
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Chervil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
  • 1 Tablespoon Anise Seed
Ingredients to make herbes de provence.

Directions

Herbs to make herbes de provence on a plate.

Combine all ingredients (including your choices from the optional list, if you have any) into a small dish or bowl and thoroughly stir.

Whisking together herbs to make herbes de provence.

Use immediately or store in an airtight container or jar for up to 6 months.

Storing Herbs

Place herbs in a glass jar or container. Keep the container in a cool, dark, and dry place, away from direct sunlight, heat, and humidity. Exposure to light and heat can cause the herbs to deteriorate more quickly.

Be sure to label the container with the date you prepared the blend. Over time, dried herbs can lose their flavor. To check for freshness, give the container a sniff. If the herbs have lost their aromatic scent, it may be time to replace them.
For best results, use within 3 months.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • The heavier herbs will make their way to the bottom of the blend so be sure to shake before every use.
  • This recipe can be used in place of store-bought in the exact same amount called for in your recipe.
  • Using high-quality herbs will enhance the flavor of this recipe.
Spoonful of herbes de provence.

Herbes De Provence

Enjoy a taste of classic France with this aromatic Herbes de Provence recipe. Perfect for countless dishes and highly customizable for varying types of recipes.
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Course: staple
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Summer Savory
  • 2 Tablespoons Marjoram
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (including your choices from the optional list, if you have any) into a small dish or bowl and thoroughly stir.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container or jar for up to 3 months.

Notes

Optional Additions:
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Dill
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Lavender
  • 1 Tablespoon Tarragon (estragon)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Sage
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Fennel
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Chervil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
  • 1 Tablespoon Anise Seed
 
  • The heavier herbs will make their way to the bottom of the blend so be sure to shake before every use.
  • Because there are no preservatives, be sure to store in an airtight container away from humidity.
  • This recipe can be used in place of store-bought in the exact same amount called for in your recipe.
  • Using high-quality herbs will enhance the flavor of this recipe.
  • Use as directed in recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2506IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 1068mg | Iron: 32mg
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