I gave up buying seasoning salt a few years ago. I know many brands add MSG to their seasoning salt and I am always a bit leery of the word “natural flavor.” What does that even mean, and why doesn’t it sound natural?
To simplify things, I decided to make my own seasoning salt so that I have complete control over what goes into (and on) my food. So here you have it! My very own homemade seasoning salt recipe!
Once you give this seasoning salt recipe a try, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is. You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand, so it’s just a matter of mixing them together and finding a container to store it in. It’s also great to be able to whip up a batch in a matter of just a minute or two, anytime I run out.
The best part? All of the ingredients used in this recipe are actually natural, so no “natural flavors” have been added. I guarantee you’ll never go back to buying seasoning salt from the store again!
Here’s the recipe.
Homemade Seasoning Salt Recipe
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a clean jar or shaker and cover with a lid.
- That’s it!
This mix should have a long shelf life, depending on the age of the spices you added. You can even make a big batch so you always have some ready to use on hand! Store in a cool, dry place and enjoy whenever life calls for a little seasoning salt, (and um, when does it not?)
The spices I buy usually come in glass bottles, so I will keep the bottles when I use up the spices, and reuse them for my homemade spice blends. Alternatively, you can buy some good-quality shakers, or simply put the seasoned salt into small mason jars.
This seasoning salt recipe will go great on chicken, beef, or fish for a seasoned, flavorful taste. It also goes great on any roasted vegetable or savory side dish. Or try it on a burger patty or even sprinkled over some homemade fries! I use it in place of regular salt when my dishes are a bit on the bland side.
While you’re here, be sure to check out these other spice blends and classic mixes you can make at home!
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Sloppy Joe Seasoning
- Hamburger Helper Mix
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix
Do you make your own spice blends or mixes at home? Share them in the comments!