Homemade Seasoning Salt

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Make your own homemade seasoning salt full of flavor from Hungarian paprika, thyme, marjoram, dehydrated garlic and toasted onion. It tastes great on meat, seafood, vegetables, you name it. So much better than the store-bought stuff!

Seasoning salt ingredients on a wooden surface.

This post was originally published on July 3, 2014.

RECIPE NOTE: This seasoning salt recipe includes minced toasted onion and minced dehydrated garlic, both of which need to be ground. For an easier version that doesn’t require any grinding you can substitute onion and garlic powder.

Why make your own seasoning salt?

For three 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 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.

How to make homemade seasoning salt:

It’s very easy to make homemade seasoning salt. You only need six ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika, half-sharp
  • 2 teaspoons minced dehydrated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced toasted onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram

Make the salt simply by grinding all the dry spices together in a mortar with a pestle.

What to use the salt for:

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.

What if I don’t have a mortar and pestle?

No problem. Simply substitute onion powder and garlic powder and mix them with the remaining ingredients. That way you won’t need to grind anything.

Made this recipe? It would be awesome if you could leave a rating. Either tap or click the stars in the recipe card or leave a comment below. Thanks!

Seasoning salt ingredients on a wooden surface.
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Homemade Seasoning Salt

Make your own homemade seasoning salt full of flavor from Hungarian paprika, minced dehydrated garlic, toasted onion, thyme and marjoram. It tastes great on meat, seafood, vegetables, you name it.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade seasoning salt
Servings: 8
Calories (estimated): 5kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon half-sharp Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced dehydrated garlic*
  • 2 teaspoons dried, minced, toasted onion**
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram

Instructions:

  • Grind all ingredients in a mortar with a pestle until you have a fine salt. Alternatively, if you're substituting garlic powder and onion powder, mix all ingredients together.

Notes:

*If not available, you can substitute garlic powder.
**If not available, you can substitute onion powder.

4 comments

  1. Lilli says:

    What a great idea! I always want to make my own spice mix but never remember to actually get around to it. Yours looks so easy and yummy though I’ll give it a try!

  2. Pang says:

    This is brilliant, Nicole!!! I am obsessed with seasoning salt, too, otherwise, I would not have spent a fortune on lemon salt, wine salt, chocolate salt, truffle salt etc at William Sonoma not so long ago. (I could just choose one, but they are all so pretty and interesting).

    Next time when I need seasoning salt, I will come running back to this beautiful post of yours,

    Thank you & Happy 4th of July to you & your family :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you so much, Pang, you’re so sweet! You certainly piqued my interest with wine salt, I’d never heard of that but it sounds fantastic! Going to have to check that out. Happy 4th of July to you and yours as well! :)

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