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 them, 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.
An Herbamare substitute is easy to make. You just 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.
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1/4 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
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop until smooth and blended.
- Let the spices settle, then remove from the food processor and store in an airtight container.
- Use as called for in recipes.
Do you make your own spice mixes?
This post is linked to Frugal Tuesday Tip.