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With this recipe, you can make a homemade version of the classic Vegeta Gourmet Seasoning, produced by the Croatia-based Podravka company. It’s a very popular ingredient in many Eastern European recipes and adds a savory kick to a variety of foods.
While the seasoning mix is incredibly useful, it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which some people are sensitive or allergic to. This MSG-free recipe for a homemade substitute is adapted from the Thermomix Everyday Cooking Cookbook created by the makers of Thermomix. If sodium intake is also an issue, you’ll want the recipe for an MSG-free and salt-free Vegeta substitute.
Making your own Vegeta is rather simple. It’s a basic dry seasoning mix of dehydrated carrots, turmeric, garlic, and salt. It can be used on a variety of foods, from pork to chicken, even shrimp. Once you discover the difference a little Vegeta makes in food, you’ll be using it all the time.
- 8.8 ounces dehydrated carrots
- 3 tablespoons turmeric
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 5 tablespoons iodized sea salt
Mix dehydrated carrots, turmeric, garlic powder, and sea salt by hand in a medium bowl or pulse ingredients briefly in a food processor until mixed. Don’t overprocess because you want the carrots to retain their identity.
If desired, for variety, add dried dill, parsley, or other dried herbs and spices.
Store at room temperature in a tightly covered jar or another container.