Seasoned salt gives you all the saltiness you desire on a meal, but also a ton of really intense, varied flavor as well and is one of my favorite spice mixes to use on air fryer French fries!
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Homemade Seasoned Salt
Seasoned salt doesn’t just come in a dull red shaker bottle – you can just make it yourself! Though commercial seasoned salt mixes are really convenient, they are way better when made at home because you can tailor the ingredients to your personal taste.
The critical thing is to make sure that you keep it away from the air to avoid it oxidizing or clumping up.
Use this homemade seasoned salt on basically everything, from meat and fish to potatoes and veggies. Probably avoid putting it on desserts, though a savory apple pie isn’t the worst idea ever…
Homemade Seasoned Salt Ingredients
Don’t forget to look at the very bottom of the page for the exact amounts that you need for this recipe.
• Garlic powder
• Black pepper
• Onion powder
• Celery salt
• Red pepper
How To Make Homemade Seasoned Salt
• Combine together all of the ingredients
• Taste test according to your preferences and adjust if needed
• Store in a lidded container in the cupboard
How To Vary The Taste Of Your Seasoned Salt
The joy of any seasoning mix you make from scratch is that you can vary its flavor combinations however you like.
While most commercial options have a pretty set in stone flavor profile, you have the liberty to change it as you see fit.
This recipe is a great basic, mainstay seasoned salt that will pretty closely mimic most seasoned salts you’d find at the grocery store, but you can use it as a base to work from.
If you like more of a garlic forward note, why not add in more garlic, or even different types of dried garlic, like black garlic?
For something spicier, why not include dried chili flakes of your favorite chili, like chipotle or habanero?
To figure out what kind of thing you would like, try and make this basic seasoned salt first, and then see what you wish you had put into it in the first place. Then, the next time you make it, you can remember what you wished you had done and add it in, making your own unique blend of seasoned salt that you came up with yourself!
How To Store Your Seasoned Salt
The most significant benefit of buying pre-made seasoning mixes is that they tend to come with good quality seals and the ability to close them to the air.
This same logic needs to be applied to the seasoned salt that you make at home – keep it away from humidity, warmth, or even the sun if you can, as all of it will degrade the flavor of your blended spices.
Try and keep it in an old seasoning jar or a mason jar with a tightly fitting lid. In fact, if you happen to have one of those pre-made seasoning mixes that is nearing the end of its life, why not dump it out and put your far better seasoning mix inside of it instead?
If you find that your seasoning salt has a tendency to clump up on you, consider an age-old trick – just a little bit of cornstarch. Not much at all; something like a quarter of a teaspoon will likely do it. It will just act as a way to help divide the clumps of seasoning and stop them from sticking together too much.
Looking for more delicious seasoning recipes for dinner recipes? Try these out:
Hope you enjoy this! This and garlic and probably the two most used spices in my kitchen!
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Homemade Seasoned Salt
- Prep Time
- 2 minutes
- 3 tablespoons
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper crushed or flakes
- Combine all of the ingredients. Taste test, and see if you need to add something else to your personal preferences.
- Store in a lidded container in the cupboard.
- You can omit the red pepper, however commercial seasoned salts have red pepper in them, as well as the turmeric
- This can be adjusted to your personal preferences.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.