Seasoned Salt - A Flavourful Blend of Rock,
Kosher or Sea Salt For Fab Home Cooking

Making your own seasoned salt is a super simple thing to do and makes a nice addition to your condiments. With a blend of good quality sea, kosher or rock salt plus a few herbs and spices, it can be made in minutes and will enhance and flavour your home cooking wonderfully! (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

10 tbsp sea, rock or kosher salt
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp allspice berries

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • In your grinder, fairly coarsely grind the salt, peppercorns, coriander and cumin seeds and allspice berries
  • Once ground add to a bowl 
  • Add the chili powder to the bowl and combine thoroughly
  • Finally, crumble in the dried thyme and basil and combine again

Store your salt seasoning in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. Use within 3 months.

Note: I recommend dry toasting the coriander and cumin seeds, allspice berries and peppercorns prior to cooling, grinding and combining as this will release more of the ingredients fab flavours. Click here for tips on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: Remember, this is still mainly salt so use sparingly and don't throw a couple of tablespoons into your cooking as you might with another blend.

Ingredient Note:
 For the best flavours, I recommend you use whole ingredients if you can for this salt mix recipe. If you don't have them available, use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities by half. So, instead of 2 tablespoons of whole cumin you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

A Step-by-Step Instructional Video

Here's a video of how I made a version of the above seasoned salt. The ingredients may be slightly different but the process is exactly the same. If you enjoyed it, you can click the subscribe button in the bottom right corner in the video, OR click the link below the video...

Click here to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
(Link opens in new window)

seasoned saltHomemade Seasoning Salt

Why You Should Make Your Own Mixes and Blends

Of course it's super convenient to pop to the store and pick up a jar of commercial seasoned salt; but here's a few reasons you should make your own...

  • Commercial blends probably contain cheap processed salt instead of healthy, tasty rock/sea/kosher etc
  • You get to choose what is added. Not keen on a certain herb or spice? Leave it out completely or just use another 
  • Whilst there will be a use by/sell by date, it's unlikely there is a date of manufacture. It may have been sitting on the store shelf for months slowly losing flavour!
  • No artificial colours, additives or preservatives. And If you're able to source organic ingredients your seasoned salt will be free of pesticides and GMO's!

After Making Your Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe You May Like to Try...

Lemon Pepper - a Delicious
Blend of Dried Lemon Peel
and Herbs and Spices

Turkish Baharat - Add the
Fab Flavours of Turkey 
to Your Dishes

Seasoning Blend
 - For Fab
Home Coooked Meals

Return to Seasoning Mix

Return to Home

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.