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 seasoned salt recipe 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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
More Homemade Spice Mix Recipes
- How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix
- How to Make Italian Seasoning
- How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
- How to Make Poultry Seasoning
- How to Make Apple Pie Spice Mix
- How to Make Herbs de Provence
- How to Make Chipotle Seasoning Mix
Do you make your own spice mixes?