Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

Yields: About ½ cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup kosher salt (or coarse sea salt)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper (freshly ground is best)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika adds a delightful depth)

Optional Add-Ins:

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (for a kick)


  • Combine: In a medium bowl, mix all your chosen ingredients thoroughly. Ensure all the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Store: Transfer the seasoned salt into an airtight jar or a salt shaker with a tight lid. Store your homemade seasoned salt blend in a cool, dark place for maximum freshness and flavor. It should last for several months.
  • Enjoy!: Use your seasoned salt on roasted vegetables, grilled meats, popcorn, eggs, soups, salad dressings, and just about anything!


  • Customize: This is your personal recipe – feel free to experiment with different spice ratios and additional herbs and spices to find the perfect flavor profile you love.
  • Fresher is better: Freshly ground pepper adds the best flavor, but store-bought ground options work just fine.
  • Salt Matters: Different types of salts have varying levels of coarseness. If you use a finer salt, you may want to reduce the total amount by a bit to maintain the balance.


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