Homemade Seasoning Salt is the key ingredient to some of your favourite savoury dishes and meals. This quick and easy seasoning made from scratch is the best way to elevate all kinds of cuisine from snacks to dinner. You’ll be sprinkling it on everything!
Homemade Seasoning Salt
Make seasoning salt from scratch in order to add a boost of flavour to your food. It’s salt but better! It has a zesty boldness that upgrades the most basic dishes. Homemade seasoning salt is a great substitute for when you run out of your favourite brand but I’m certain that you’ll make this your go-to seasoning for everyday use.
Here’s Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- Better than Storebought – never run out of Lawry’s again! This tastes even better than the store-bought blends.
- Easy to Prepare – simply mix a few staple seasonings from your spice cabinet to make homemade seasoning salt.
- Customizable – easily add or omit ingredients. Whether you want it spicy, sweet, or even more flavourful, you can adjust this seasoning salt recipe to suit your taste and diet.
What is Seasoning Salt Made Of?
Seasoning salt, also known as seasoned salt, is a blend of salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. For homemade seasoning salt, additional spices and herbs can be added but that is the general base of a seasoning salt recipe.
What You Need to Make this Recipe
- Small Mixing Bowl – to combine all the ingredients.
- Empty Spice Jar – or airtight jar to contain the seasoned salt.
Ingredients and Ingredient Notes
- Salt – this is the main ingredient in this blend, you can use as much or as little as you desired.
- Paprika – this gives seasoning salt the noticeable orange/red hue as well as added flavour.
- Garlic and Onion Powder – these aromatics are great for adding flavour and should definitely be included.
- Black Pepper – adds a touch of a spicy woody flavour to the blend. Feel free to omit.
How to Make All Purpose Seasoning
Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Transfer to an empty spice jar or airtight container and store in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place.
Recipe Substitutions and Tips
- Spicy – for a spicier homemade seasoning salt, add cayenne pepper or ground pepper flakes.
- Sweet – although paprika already adds a touch of sweetness, sugar will highlight and elevate that.
- Mexican Seasoned Salt – add oregano, ground red pepper, and cumin.
- Herbs – for more international cuisine, add herbs. For an Italian seasoned salt, add oregano and basil. For a Mediterranean seasoned salt, add rosemary and basil.
- Homemade Low Sodium Seasoning Salt – while it’s impossible to make this blend without salt, you can definitely use less in the recipe and replace it with more of the other seasonings.
Serving Suggestions and Tips
Use homemade seasoning salt before, during, or after preparing your meals. Here are some ideas:
- Potatoes – whether baked, wedges, french fries, or Greek Fries, makes your potatoes finger-licking good!
- Eggs – sprinkle this on hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelettes.
- Popcorn – this treat tastes even better with a dash of seasoned salt.
- Homemade Chex Mix – make this snack even more irresistible by mixing it with this spice blend.
- Vegetables – never have bland veggies again. I love adding seasoned salt to my Jamaican Steamed Cabbage.
- Meats – add it to pork chops, ground beef for tacos, or chicken recipes like Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken, Jamaican Curry Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
- Soup – stir this seasoning into a stew or soup like Traditional Jamaican Pumpkin Beef Soup or Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup.
Recipe Notes and Tips for Success
- For homemade seasoning salt you can use whichever kind of salt you prefer whether it’s kosher salt, sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, or simple table salt. But use a finely ground pepper so it mixes easier. Using a coarser pepper may lead to the pepper separating from the rest of the spice mix.
- Feel free to adjust the measurements of each ingredient to customize the ratio.
- Check the expiration dates for each of the ingredients you use in order to ensure maximum freshness.
- Never pour the seasoning over extremely hot or steaming food because if it is exposed to moisture, it will clump.
Can I Make this Ahead of Time?
Yes! This homemade seasoning salt is supposed to be made ahead of time so that it’s ready for use whenever you need to add a dash of flavour to your food.
Store in an airtight container and place it in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place. It should be away from direct sunlight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When properly stored, seasoning salt can last up to one year. Even then, it doesn’t go bad, it just loses its potency.
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt is a blend of salt, paprika, celery, turmeric, onion, and garlic. But it also contains tricalcium phosphate (to make it free-flowing) and sunflower oil.
Seasoned salt is enhanced regular salt. It includes a variety of spices and herbs.
Interested in more Condiments, Marinades and Seasonings? Check These Out!
- Caribbean Green Seasoning
- Jerk Marinade
- Jamaican Pickled Vegetables (Escovitch Sauce)
- Homemade Tzatziki
- Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter
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Homemade Seasoning Salt
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Empty Spice Jar or airtight jar
- 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
- 3 tsp Paprika
- 3 tsp Garlic Powder
- 3 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix until evenly combined. Transfer to an empty spice jar or airtight container and store in your spice cabinet or a dark cool place.
Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.