Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homemade Seasoning Salt

The salt reduction struggle is real at 18082. Both E and I have high blood pressure so any chance I get to lower or eliminate sodium in our diet I take it. A couple of years ago E had a scare that sent him to the hospital.  Seven days and one surgery later, I knew I was going to make some drastic food changes to our diet.

I started with purchasing those salt free seasonings. At the time the selection was limited and they were running about $3.00 for a 2.4 ounce container. I cook nearly everyday there is no way I could afford that on an ongoing basis; plus we like curry spices, garam masala, BBQ seasonings, etc and I just couldn't find low or no sodium versions of the seasonings we liked.

So I started experimenting with my own. I started with a taco/chili seasoning, moved on to a tandoori mix and now a seasoning salt mix. Homemade mixes use better ingredients and waaaaaaaay less sodium than the store purchased brands. You can adjust the spices to your liking and you will definitely taste the difference.

Homemade Seasoning Salt
Adapted from

What you need: 

  • 3/4 cups chili powder
  • 1/2 cup each

ground black pepper
onion powder

  • 1/4 cup each

garlic powder
dried parsley
cayenne pepper
ground cumin
celery seed

  • 1 heaping Tbs turmeric

What to do:

  • Mix all of the spices together in a medium bowl until well combined
  • Store in an airtight container


ShaBoogiesince1982 said...

This is awesome, thanks! I need to do this too..hubby had a health scare this year.

SimplyB said...

Look at all those colors!

This is something I definitely will make soon.

MrsTDJ said...

Wow, this is just what I need. My hubby has high blood pressure as well and I'm not a fan of Mrs. Dash products. I can't wait to try this. Question - how long will the mix last in an air tight container?

Tarsha R said...

MrsTDJ it will last up to 3 months!

My.Own.Pace said...

I used your recipe to season my was the!!!!
Can I get the recipe for your yeast rolls? I'm just said you were going to post it months ago...hook a sista up! LOL

Tarsha R said...

Alon I am so glad you liked it!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I do believe you are my shero! Did you say HOMEMADE Seasoning Salt? No more Lawrys?? :D