Make your own homemade seasoning salt full of flavor from Hungarian paprika, thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. It tastes great on meat, seafood, vegetables, you name it. So much better than the store-bought stuff!
Why make your own seasoning salt?
For four simple reasons:
- If you make your own seasoning salt you know what’s in it and can be sure that it’s not laden with anti-caking agents, sugar and “natural flavors,” as store-bought versions are.
- You can adjust the amount of actual salt to your taste and dietary needs.
- Like everything made from scratch, homemade seasoning salt is much more flavorful than any store-bought product.
- It’s fun to make stuff yourself! If you love making your own seasoning blends as much as I do, be sure to also check out this dill seasoning, this ral el hanout spice blend and this homemade chili powder.
Ingredient notes & substitutions:
If you want to grind the herbs yourself, you can make the following substitutions:
- dried thyme (instead of ground thyme)
- dried marjoram (instead of ground marjoram)
How to make seasoning salt:
Make the salt simply by stirring all the ingredients together in a glass jar.
Recipe notes & tips:
- As always, I recommend to get the ingredients from a dedicated spice shop rather than the grocery store to ensure freshness and quality.
Frequently asked questions:
This is really an all-purpose seasoning salt recipe. You can use it on fish, poultry, vegetables, meat and more. If you’re looking for a specific suggestion, I can offer this roasted Cornish game hen.
You can also fill the salt into pretty glass jars and give it as a homemade gift!
Store the seasoning salt in a dry, airtight container in the kitchen cabinet.
The seasoning salt will keep for about a year. After that, the ground herbs and spices will start to lose their flavor and even though the seasoning salt will never go bad, it will not be as flavorful.
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Homemade Seasoning Salt
- measuring spoons
- glass jar with lid
- mortar and pestle (only if you're grinding the herbs yourself)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika*
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground thyme (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
- ⅛ teaspoon ground marjoram (or ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram)
- Mix all ingredients together. Alternatively, if you're using the substitutions, grind all ingredients together with a mortar and pestle until you have a fine salt.
- Keep the seasoning salt in a dry, airtight container in the kitchen cabinet for up to a year.