Italian Bruschetta Seasoning Mix

Add gourmet Italian flavor to your next meal!

This Italian Bruschetta Seasoning Mix was inspired by a Bruschetta dish we sampled in Milan, Italy. The seasoning mix they used was incredible. Bruschetta of course is an appetizer but the mix can be used in many dishes.

Ways to Use Bruschetta Seasoning

I use it to make many other recipes like the obvious, Bruschetta Toast, but also in many other recipes like Parmesan and Herb Pork Schnitzel. Some more uses for this spice mix are homemade pizza, Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs, dips, rice, or even add to cream cheese.

How to Store Bruschetta Seasoning

Store your Bruschetta Seasoning Mix in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. It can be stored for up to six months or until it loses its smell.

History of Bruschetta Seasoning

Bruschetta originated in Italy during the 15th century. However, the dish can be traced back to Ancient Rome, when olive growers would bring their olives to a local olive press and taste a sample of their freshly pressed oil using a slice of bread. That being said Bruschetta Seasoning Mix is actually an American invention.

The Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

A Brief History of Milan

Celtic Insubres, the inhabitants of the region of northern Italy called Insubria, appear to have founded a settlement around 600 BC. During the Roman Republic, the Romans, led by consul Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, fought the Insubres and captured the settlement in 222 BC. The chief of the Insubres then submitted to Rome, giving the Romans control of the settlement.

Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan from Mediolanum in 313 AD, granting tolerance to all religions within the Empire, thus paving the way for Christianity to become the dominant religion of Roman Europe. In 1485 Milan’s last independent ruler, Lodovico il Moro, requested the aid of Charles VIII of France against the other Italian states, eventually unleashing the Italian Wars.

Milan and the rest of Lombardy were incorporated into Piedmont-Sardinia, which then proceeded to annex all the other Italian statlets and proclaim the birth of the Kingdom of Italy on March 17, 1861.

On April 29, 1945, the American 1st Armored Division was advancing on Milan but, before it arrived, the Italian resistance seized control of the city and executed Mussolini along with his mistress and several regime officers, that were later hanged and exposed in Piazzale Loreto, where one year before some resistance members had been executed.

Tourism in Milan

One of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan is often overlooked by tourists who flock to Rome, Florence, and Venice. But this gem of a city has a lot to offer, including the iconic Duomo di Milano, the world’s largest—and perhaps most stunning—Gothic cathedral; the exquisite mosaics and glass vaults of Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II; and impressive museums, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera.

There are also trendy restaurants, gorgeous cafes, and the longstanding Milanese tradition of aperitivo. No trip would be complete without some serious shopping, and there is a multitude of options. In the evening, grab tickets to a performance at the opulent La Scala opera house.

Cusine of Milan

Like most cities in Italy, Milan has developed its own local culinary tradition, which, as is typical for North Italian cuisines, uses more frequently rice than pasta, butter than vegetable oil, and features almost no tomato or fish. Milanese traditional dishes include Cotoletta Alla Milanese, a breaded veal (pork and turkey can be used) cutlet pan-fried in butter (similar to Viennese Wiener Schnitzel).

Milan is well known for its world-class restaurants and cafés, characterized by innovative cuisine and design.

Miscusi Stazione Centrale
Piazza S. Camillo de Lellis, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

Miscusi Stazione Centrale
Miscusi Stazione Centrale

Quick service of delicious pasta at a cozy cafe. Location just a few blocks away from the central train station on a quiet roundabout. The ambiance is cozy with outside sidewalk seating that gets crowded around mealtime. Service is fast. The menu has a few formulas (Pasta for protein, vegetarian, summer, etc.) And can make your own pasta bowl. The cost is fair for the quality at €10-15 per plate.

How to Make this Bruschetta Seasoning Mix Recipe

Like all recipes, it is important to lay out all of your equipment and ingredients before starting. This is a quick and easy recipe that only takes a few minutes and you have a bottle of the most delicious Bruschetta Seasoning Mix you have ever tried.

What You Need to Make This Bruschetta Seasoning Mix

You will need to buy the grated parmesan cheese that is not refrigerated, it has been processed to last for up to 6 months on the shelf. The cheese that you find in the refrigerator section will only last about 7 days and will ruin your seasoning mix.

Equipment Needed

  • 1 Spice Jar
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Make Italian Bruschetta Seasoning Mix

  1. Clean Your Storage Jar

    Clean a spice jar and lid that can hold ½ cup of spice mix with hot soapy water, allow to completely dry.

  2. Mix the Bruschetta

    In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended.

  3. Fill the Spice Jar

    Pour the dried herb mix into your prepared spice jar and seal.

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Italian Bruschetta Seasoning Mix

Italian Bruschetta Seasoning Mix

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
Easy to make and takes only a few minutes, Herby Bruschetta Mix. Perfect to enjoy mixed into your favorite pasta, or to pizza or focaccia for a tasty finish

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 servings
Calories 4 kcal




  • Clean a spice jar and lid that can hold ½ cup of spice mix with hot soapy water, allow to completely dry.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended.
    2 tbsp dried parsley, 2 tbsp basil, 2 tbsp granulated garlic, 1 tbsp dried thyme, 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, 1 tsp dried sage, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pour the dried herb mix into your clean spice jar and seal.


You will need to buy the grated parmesan cheese that is not refrigerated, it has been processed to last for up to 6 months on the shelf. The cheese that you find in the refrigerator section will only last about 7 days and will ruin your seasoning mix.


Serving: 2gCalories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.7gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSodium: 82mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 7mg
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