The perfect blend of spices make up homemade seasoned salt that will jazz up any recipe. This simple all purpose spice blend is great to have on hand for a variety of recipes!
You know that little bit of magic you taste in so many restaurant dishes?
Well, it happens to come from the fact that many restaurants do not use plain salt, they use seasoned salt. It truly does add more than one dimension to a dish and leaves your taste buds craving more.
What is seasoned salt?
Seasoned salt sold at most stores contains tables salt, herbs, spices and often monosodium glutamate–YUCK!
BUT it does add more flavors to dishes, thanks to the addition of herbs and spices added to the table salt.
By making your own homemade seasoned salt, you can achieve the same enhanced flavor store-bought seasoned salt offers, by simply mixing together a few staple spices.
When should you use seasoned salt in recipes?
Seasoned salt adds SO much flavor to a homemade dish.
This salt blend can be used on just about anything, from potatoes, to soup, to casseroles. I find that adding it to Broccoli Cheese Soup or Ham and Bean Soup adds a layer of dimension that can not be replaced with regular salt.
Homemade Seasoned Salt is also delicious when used on:
- steaks or chicken before cooking/grilling
- roasted vegetables
- roasted potatoes
- homemade french fries
- homemade hamburger helper
- added to breakfast hash
No worries! Omit the salt and you have a salt-free all-purpose seasoning for mere pennies.
DIY Seasoned Salt
- ¼ cup garlic powder
- ¼ cup onion powder
- ¼ cup salt--leave the salt OUT to keep this salt-free or add to make seasoned salt
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 3 Tbsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp pepper
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- Store in air-tight container for up to 6 months.
- Omit salt for homemade salt-free seasoning.
- This recipe makes about 1 cup of seasoned salt. Each serving is calculated for 1/2 teaspoon each--which is 96 servings.