This post was last updated on January 23, 2015 to include new images and a recipe video.
If you love Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, I’ve got a simple 6 ingredient substitution I think you’ll enjoy. A lot.
I have to admit, I grew up on Lawry’s and then later on garlic salt and I loved the flavor they’d bring to a recipe compared to just salt by itself.
Nowadays, what I don’t love are all the extra, unnecessary ingredients that come along with them. So, I decided to combine these two types of seasonings into one I find even better — and with just 6 easy ingredients. Yay!
It’s really crazy when you start to think about all the extra chemicals and such we put into our bodies from pre-processed foods. Now, I’m all for an occasional Twix bar or Mexican coke and I’m not one to advocate 7 day cleanses or things like that, but I do take note of everything I eat and cook and what I’m feeding my family.
Usually, with this spice recipe, I make it in bulk (2-3 times this recipe) every other month or so and then I store it in my old Lawry’s seasoning shaker. I even put a sticker on it, labeled “Mommy’s Special Seasoning,” to avoid any confusion. It’s now become a staple for my kids when they want salt — they ask for “mommy’s special seasoning” and it makes my heart smile every time.
I use this seasoning on burgers, sliced avocados, sandwiches, eggs, chicken, steak, and tons of other things, too. It’s super versatile, tasty and useful as a basic seasoning. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Homemade Seasoning Salt
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp granulated onion
- 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Use as needed.
- Can be stored in air-tight container or shaker for up to 6 months.