Copycat Lawry's Pinch of Herbs

"I found this on the internet after I found out that lawry's had discontinued making their herb mix called pinch of herbs. This has been a staple in our family. Mostly for making our version of a greek salad. I also got my father-in-law hooked on it for his fish. The description was a pinch of herbs with a kick."
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Ready In:
6 ounces




  • Toast sesame seeds(unless you buy them already toasted).
  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Best if you make ahead of time. The flavors combine and taste best 24 hours after.

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  1. It sure seems like Tarragon was in the original. As with anything containing Tarragon, a little goes a very long way. I shall try you version first of course. Thanks for posting.
  2. I don't know about all of you, but this is *not* the 'Pinch of Herbs' we grew up on. In fact, I'm holding a decades-old bottle in my hand that was in my parent's cupboard all these years, and these are the exact ingredients in order: 1 - Sesame seeds 2 - Salt 3 - Oregano 4 - Basil 5 - Rosemary 6 - Thyme 7 - Garlic That's it. Remember, these were sold back in the day where companies *had* to list all ingredients, versus today, where they only have to name a few (trade secrets, etc.) when it comes to "spices". The only reason I'm at this website was in hopes I may discover the exact measurements of each of the 7 ingredients. Btw, after decades in an old musty bottle, the 1/4 amount that's left smells exactly the same as it did when they bought it. Ah, the memories.. Amazing chicken spice I grew up on it. It's a sad day that they would even think of stopping the sale of it, albeit in today's world it would probably be stuffed with artificial fillers and other ingredients we couldn't pronounce. I hope this post helps some people out there. I literally wrote down the ingredients verbatim from an original bottle I found in my parents old house recently. PS - You can look at this recipe and the posted one above and kind've figure out the measurements. Plus, adding a bit a rice flour to prevent caking in your shaker bottle. I'm replacing the Sage with Rosemary, eliminating the rest of the above-mentioned posted ingredients, and it looks doable!
  3. I can't thank you enough for posting this. It had always been a favorite go to for so many recipes. I was very sad as many cooks were. One had to wonder why a company would make a decision to stop making it. I used it for my baked chicken recipe. It was a family favorite. After 15 years I prepared my chicken and wine baked chicken last night. I've searched before but never came up with your post. So happy I found it. I now have it in the"Family Vault". Not sure who I'll leave it to in my will... ;)
  4. added 1/2 tsp. Tarragon. That helped, still too much Cayenne pepper tho..


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