The use of herbes de Provence isn’t limited to the Mediterranean region; however, it’s a kitchen staple throughout France because its flavor is so versatile! 


It goes smashingly with everything from roasted lamb and potatoes to zucchini, eggplant & tomatoes.   And pairs especially great with chicken!


Checkout out our recipe for Mediterranean pasta sauce!

Mediterranean Blend

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  • Spice Pit Mediterranean Pasta Sauce


    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 3 or more cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
    • (If you like carrots and celery as part of your pasta sauce you can finely chop these as well and add as you like)
    • 1 - 28 oz can of whole plum tomatoes. San Marzano preferred if available.
    • Butter and cream (optional)
    • 2 Tablespoons Spice Pit Mediterranean spice blend
    • Fresh basil as garnish
    • Freshly grated Parmesano/Reggiano cheese
    • Salt and Pepper
    • Hot red pepper flakes (optional)


    • Cook chosen pasta as per package instructions.  Spaghetti, penne well suited to recipe but other shapes will also work well.
    • Saute onions (carrots, celery optional) bell peppers and garlic in olive oil until soft and caramelized.  Add plum tomatoes and squash whole tomatoes with a wooden spoon. 
    • Add Spice Pit Mediterranean Spice Mix
    • Cook until well mixed with flavours married (at least 30 minutes on low). 
    • Add 2 Tablespoons butter (a la Marcella Hazan) and ¼ cup heavy cream. 
    • Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil to taste and hot red pepper flakes if desired. 
    • Salt and pepper to taste. 
    • Add cheese to plated sauce on pasta.