How to Make a Substitute for Herbamare – A Seasoned Salt Recipe

How to Make a Substitute for Herbamare – A Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

Instead of buying Herbamare or another type of Seasoned Salt, I make my own. Even if I didn’t grow my own herbs and dry my herbs, it would still be more frugal for me to make my own version at home as most of the ingredients are commonly found in the spice cupboard. The great thing about making your own spice mixes is that you have complete control over the ingredients. Herbamare is made with quality organic vegetables and herbs, but it is also very expensive. The less expensive Seasoned Salts at the grocery store often contain ingredients that I don’t want in my food. So I balance my food obsessions preferences with my grocery budget by making my own Seasoned Salt.

How to Make a Substitute for Herbamare

An Herbamare substitute is easy to make. I make mine using sea salt, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, celery seed, marjoram, and dried kelp, but you can vary the ingredients to match your personal preferences.

How to make a substitute for Herbamare using spices from your pantry  - an easy seasoned salt recipe


I put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. The only ingredient that is not commonly found in your spice cupboard is dried kelp. If you don’t have it on hand, feel free to leave it out. This recipe makes one cup of seasoned salt.

How to Make a Substitute for Herbamare – A Seasoned Salt Recipe
Recipe type: Spice Mix
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • ½ cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried kelp
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop until smooth and blended.
  2. Let the spices settle, then remove from the food processor and store in an airtight container.
  3. Use as called for in recipes.


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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Nice! I’ll be making this one for sure. I’ve pinned to to my pantry staples board for future reference.

  2. I LOVE this recipe! I only just bought my first pot of herbamare a couple of weeks ago and although it’s not SCD legal, I can adapt this one!

  3. Making seasonings at home is so easy! I’ve only been doing so for a couple of years now and I cannot believe it took me so long to finally do it. So much better than the chemical mixes from the store.

  4. Vitacost has 1 lb. of kelp powder for under $5. If you use the link below, you’ll get a $10 coupon at signup. :)

    I’ve never tried the herbamare before, but it sounds delicious. I’m going to make some with your recipe, once I get my kelp powder. Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. I love your spice mixes, Alea, and this one is fantastic. I’m definitely going to make some to have on hand. We can’t get Herbamare here in England so it will be incredibly useful!!

  6. I got my kelp powder today. Looking forward to making this tomorrow. :) Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. They aren’t selling this anymore at New Seasons. Thanks so much for posting a recipe! Now we can make our own!

  8. Can Kelp be substituted with Spirulina ,Nori, or Wakame seaweed?
    We don’t have kelp it in my country.

  9. I was so glad to find this recipe. I love Herbamare except that to me it seems too “powdery”. So to make it more granular, I will try leaving the salt out of the food processor and add the herbs to the salt after grinding them. Thanks for the recipe!


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