Seasoned Salt combines salt with a perfectly flavorful blend of herbs and spices. It is a quick and convenient way to season practically all your dishes that call for salt!

Sprinkle seasoned salt on eggs, grilled zucchini, salad dressings, chicken breasts (or baked chicken thighs), or any savory dish that needs salt and seasoning. You can add it before cooking or after (or both)!

Seasoned Salt in a jar with a spoon

This easy seasoned salt recipe is a blend of common spices that can be used to season foods from many cuisines. The great thing about DIY seasoned salt is that you can customize your own homemade seasoned salt recipes to suit your own taste, or for different styles of cooking. Once you make your own, you’ll always use homemade as a substitute for seasoned salt from the store!

What is Seasoned Salt?

Seasoned salt (sometimes called Seasoning Salt) typically includes salt (of course!), and garlic and onion powder as the starting place. Additional ingredients can then be added, depending on what you like. When making seasoned salt, you’ll want to ensure your spices are a fine grind (for example pepper). For example, I’ve found that when using a coarser grind pepper, it tends to separate from the rest of the mixture.

Ingredient containers for Seasoned Salt

How to Make Seasoned Salt

This couldn’t be easier, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.

  • SALT: For the best results, use a finer sized grains of salt. It will season more evenly and mixes better with the spice additions. Make sure to use a thinner grain pepper so it mixes in well!
  • SEASONINGS:  Like I had mentioned about the pepper above, ensure the particles of each ingredient are roughly the same for even distribution. Use a spice grinder a mortar and pestle before adding if needed.
  • STORAGE: Place in an air-tight jar and like all spices and seasonings, store in a dry area in your kitchen away from heat.

Herbs and spice contain volatile oils and flavors dissipate over time so I make smaller batches but this recipe can definitely be doubled or tripled.

Seasoned Salt in a jar

Seasoned Salt Variations

Like most seasoning blends, this seasoned salt recipe can be easily tailored to your tastes or your favorite cuisines!

  • For Mexican Seasoned Salt Add: Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, ground red pepper
  • For Mediterranean Seasoned Salt: Combine salt, garlic and onion powders with ground rosemary and basil.
  • For an Italian seasoned salt recipe: Add in basil and oregano. I love adding this to Italian dressing!

Homemade seasoned salt adds great flavor to meat, steaks and more so they’re great to have on hand for a variety of dishes. You can make a variety of seasoned salts in individual jars! Keep your seasoned salt close at hand for sprinkling on all your cooking. It’s the perfect kitchen staple for busy cooks!

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Homemade Seasoned Salt

Seasoned salt recipes combine salt with garlic and onion powders, and then different herbs and spices. It is a super convenient way to season practically all your dishes that call for salt!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper fine grind
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar


  • Mix all ingredients together well.
  • Store in an airtight container.
4.99 from 63 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 7 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 4651mg | Vitamin A: 165IU | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine American
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    1. Hi Angela, yes this can be used as a substitute to any store bought seasoning salt. Enjoy!

  1. Last 2 batches I made I gave to friends who had tried it at my table and loved it. I do cut back on the salt a bit and I have used smoked paprika. So glad I found your recipe.5 stars

  2. Love this recipe as given. I use it very frequently. I grind all the ingredients together using an old burr grinder on the finest (espresso) setting. Works like a charm, producing a soft, fine and easily sprinkled result.5 stars

  3. I never ever use salt in any food I am cooking. As a matter of fact I do not have any salt in my pantry ever. Will the lack of salt alter the flavor of this recipe and how much?

    1. Hi Clara, the base of this recipe is salt so omitting it will change the flavor quite significantly. I have not tried this recipe with a salt substitute (you can usually find this at your local grocery store) but would love to hear how it turns out if you try this recipe with it!

  4. Just made this bc it was called for in the chicken salad recipe. So easy & so good. I had no idea I could make my own season salt so simply. Thank you!5 stars

  5. I was just wondering. What’s the purpose of adding sugar to the seasoning salt? Won’t it make the dish you are cooking, slightly sweet?

      1. It helps provide a well rounded flavor profile. If you prefer, you can leave it out.

  6. If all of these recipes are from the same person, I am amazed. They are absolutely mind boggling. I will make most of them and keep them in the refrigerator in the garage. Again, I am really impressed. Thanks again — Tom Clark

    1. Thanks Tom! I am so glad you have found some recipes to try! Keep checking back for more yummy recipes!