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!
- 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 coconut 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.
11 thoughts on “Homemade Seasoning Salt”
Looking forward to trying this recipe!
i found it ironic, you said “mexican coke” like its a bad thing… mexican coke is made with pure sugar and less additives, making it the better option..
hi! i’m so happy i found this recipe. thanks, lacey. btw, i was just wondering if you used hungarian paprika or spanish paprika.
This is GREAT! Thanks for sharing this recipe! So much better than the original.
The secret ingredient missing is Tumeric. It also adds color.
Thank you Lacey! I like that this recipe cuts the salt in half and almost eliminates the sugar, leaves out the cornstarch… very good changes from the original recipe. And, “Yea!” I’m glad to see that you added in one of my favorite seasonings: black pepper! Hmmm… I happen to like turmeric… and it a very trendy seasoning now-a-days for it’s health benefits, so I WOULD add that one back in. I was wondering why you chose to leave it out?
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe concept, Kathleen! I personally don’t cook with a lot of turmeric for no real reason lol, but I can see how that would be a great addition to the recipe.
I just found your recipe for the seasoning salt. I love using the seasoning salt, but I don’t like seeing the sugar being first, or almost first on the label. Can your recipe be used without the sugar? I know that the sugar in your recipe is at t he bottom, and that is great! Just wanted to know for my husband’s sake.
Alice, that is a great question! I actually make this nowadays often with no sugar or with coconut sugar for an unrefined version. While no sugar will alter the flavor some, it will still work very well for whatever you would use seasoning salt for. Enjoy!
How much does this make if you double or triple the recipe? thanks.
Hi Marjie. The recipe, as written, makes just shy of 2 tablespoons of the seasoning so 2x would be roughly 4 tablespoons (about 1/4 cup) and 3x would be roughly 6 tablespoons (about 1/3 cup). I hope that helps!
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