Most store-bought seasoning salts contain sugar, MSG, and other harmful additives. Making a homemade seasoning salt is quick, inexpensive, and an excellent way to decrease your consumption of unhealthy food additives. I have also found that store-bought seasoning salt always has more salt than seasoning. This recipe contains more herbs and spices than it does salt, so your dishes will have a lot more flavor without tasting over-salted.
This seasoning salt is not a low-sodium version, as it still contains about 40% salt. If you are on a sodium-restricted diet use a salt substitute in place of salt in this recipe.
This recipe yields 2.5 cups of deliciously healthy seasoning salt.
Homemade Seasoning Salt Recipe:
- 1 cup fine ground natural sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt
- 8 Tbsp paprika
- 5 Tbsp chili powder
- 5 Tbsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp garlic flakes
- 2 Tbsp onion flakes
- 4-6 Tbsp dried parsley, or nettle, or lovage, or a combination of those 3
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until mixture is uniform in color. Put seasoning salt in your favorite shaker.
Sprinkle on hashbrowns or homefries, eggs, poultry, meat, or anywhere else you would typically use seasoning salt.
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