How to Make Seasoned Salt

Two Methods:Making a MixUsing a Mortar and Pestle

Here are several versions of a spiced up salt mixture that is perfect for cooking soups, grilled foods and other savoury food that needs a little extra spicing up. Making your own seasoned salt is a good way to reduce salt intake and you can tailor the salt to your preferred tastes.


Method 1:

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion stock powder (good quality)
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard

Method 2:

  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Pinch of mace
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt

Method 1
Making a Mix

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    Mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
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    Pour into an air-tight container with a lid. Seal.
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    Use when required. It goes well in dips, salad dressings, soups and on sandwiches.

Method 2
Using a Mortar and Pestle

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    Grind the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle.
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    Transfer to a storage container as needed.


  • For a less salty version of spiced salt use pulverized, dehydrated, celery. Celery is naturally salty and much better for your health.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Air-tight container with lid
  • Mortar and pestle for Method 2

Sources and Citations

  • Method 2 is based on a formula in Elizabeth Walker, Making Things with Herbs, (1977), ISBN 0-87983-156-1, p52

Article Info

Categories: Spice Mixes | Salt and Pepper