Herbes de provence is a blend from France that contains many Mediterranean herbs, dried at their peak that adds a summery essence to poultry, fish, vegetables, and many other dishes. Although this is a seasoning blend most predominantly found in the Mediterranean, it can also be found in the spice aisle of many grocery stores. If you didn’t pick any up on your last trip and just realized your recipe calls for this special blend, we have the perfect substitution for you here.
Substitutes for Herbes De Provence
Also known as Provencal herbs, this delightful mixture takes its name from Provence in southern France. Herbs grow abundantly in this region, and are used to great effect in the local cuisine. This blend is an easy way to bring the fresh, savory flavors of the south of France to your kitchen.
Luckily, herbes de provence can be made at home by combining the following spices:
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried savory
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 crushed bay leaf
Common Herbes de Provence Substitution Questions
Can I Replace Herbes De Provence with Italian Seasoning?
While you can substitute Italian seasoning for herbes de provence, you’ll be missing one key ingredient that gives herbes de provence its unique flavor - the lavender.
Herbes De Provence Uses
Herbes de provence are traditionally used on dishes like roast chicken, roast lamb, grilled fish and roasted vegetables. This spice blend adds an elevated element to dishes. We love using herbes de provence in poultry dishes like this chicken under a brick, veggie loaded macaroni and cheese, and this toasted brie bread.