Homemade Seasoned Salt Blend

Seasoned Salt
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1/2 Cup (48 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1 Calories
0g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 1/2 Cup (48 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 898mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Seasoning salt is a great convenience, combining many savory flavors into one mixture. It is easy enough to purchase at the supermarket, but also so simple to make in your own kitchen. This homemade seasoned salt can be used in any recipe calling for seasoned salt and may replace some other common seasoning mixtures. Besides being less expensive, versatility is one of the biggest advantages of making your own blend. Feel free to adjust with more or less of any of the ingredients to suit your taste. (For example, omit the curry, dill weed, or celery salt if you'd like.)

Use this basic seasoned salt blend to add flavor to an otherwise bland soup, stew, or skillet dish. Sprinkle some on a roast, or use it to add zesty flavor to roasted potatoes or root vegetables. Homemade spice mixes make great gifts, too!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put all ingredients in a mini food processor, spice or coffee grinder, or small blender container and process on low speed until the mixture is fine and well blended.

  3. Store seasoning blend in a tightly covered container in a cool, dry place. (Heat can hasten flavor loss and moisture can ruin spices.)

Tips

Make sure to check the expiration dates on your herbs and spices before you add them to the seasoned salt blend. For even fresher, more intense flavor, buy whole dried spices and grind in a spice grinder.

For the freshest seasoned salt blend, store in a tightly covered glass or metal tin for best flavor. You can also scale up the recipe and give seasoned salt as gifts. Fill portions into decorative jars or tins and seal well.

Recipe Variations

This seasoned salt blend does not call for any black pepper but you can easily add 2 tablespoons of freshly ground black pepper if desired. For a spicier blend, add about 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Double the garlic powder for more garlic flavor.

For a simple 6-ingredient seasoned salt blend, combine 6 tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons of sweet paprika, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. If you are looking for an even more basic recipe, try a mixture of salt, onion powder, white pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

Using Seasoned Salt

Use this seasoned salt as a table salt, or use it in any recipe that calls for seasoned salt or other seasoning blends, such as a salted Cajun seasoning. It would be great on oven-baked french fries and roasted pecans, in fried chicken batter and meatloaf or hamburger mix, and rubbed onto the skin of a whole chicken or turkey. It is also the perfect finishing touch for grilled fish or roasted vegetables.