Seasoning salt is a blend of salt, savoury herbs, and spices. Most store-bought seasoning salt contains sugar, color, MSG, and other unhealthy 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 and makes food taste way too salty. 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 delicious and 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 or store in an air-tight container.
This recipe makes a large batch of seasoning salt, you can half the amount of each ingredient, or store your extra seasoning salt in the freezer so it keeps fresh. I like to make a big batch because I buy my herbs and spices in bulk and I like to have an abundant stash of different seasoning mixtures on hand.
Sprinkle this seasoning salt on hashbrowns or homefries, vegetables, eggs, seafood, poultry, grilled meats, popcorn, or anywhere else you would typically use seasoning salt.
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