How to make seasoned salt

Updated November 21, 2016

Cooking your own food can be a fun and rewarding experience. The only problem is, no matter which recipe you use, you are almost always instructed to add salt or some type of seasoning(s) for flavour. But don't worry! There is no need to pay several dollars for a small shaker of seasoned salt at the grocery store when you can make your own for a lot less. And, best of all, you probably already have the items in your kitchen right now! Read more to learn how you can make seasoned salt at home using a quick and easy recipe.

Mix 3 tablespoons of salt with 2 tablespoons of garlic powder in a mixing bowl. This is your base and provides the bulk of the flavour.

Add 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon onion powder, and 2 tablespoons of paprika to the mixing bowl. The paprika will provide the salt with a reddish hue. This is the colour most people associate with seasoned salt.

Sprinkle in a dash or two of cayenne pepper. Don't go overboard, as the cayenne pepper could overpower the other flavours.

Stir ingredients together until a uniform colour is formed.

Place the salt in a shaker or small tupper ware container for storage.


Add other favourite spices like dill and thyme the next time you wnat to create your own seasoned salt


Don't use too much cayenne pepper or you'll ruin the other flavours!

Things You'll Need

  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, ground cayenne pepper, small container or shaker
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