This spice blend is a great, healthy way to add flavour to your dishes if you’re trying to limit the amount of salt you use in your cooking. You can buy salt-free seasoning mixes in store, but this homemade Mrs. Dash seasoning recipe is a great one to try if you run out, or if you like to be able to customize your own spice mixes.
This homemade Mrs. Dash seasoning mix recipe is something I’ve been using quite a bit lately, so I decided to share it with you today. This seasoning mix comes in really handy if you’re trying to use less salt and you may find that you actually prefer adding flavour to your meals this way! Making your own seasoning mixes out of spices that you probably already have on hand in your spice cupboard is such a great way to save money and to use up your spices before they start to get old and lose flavor too!
How to Make the Homemade Mrs. Dash Seasoning Recipe
This is a great one because a lot of us probably do have most of these spices in our cupboards already, making it really easy to throw together whenever needed.
To make the spice mix you’ll need:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
You can also add some dried lemon zest in there if you’re feeling really crafty, but this is optional. To do this, zest your lemon then dry the zest for 2-3 hours in a 200 degree oven before adding it to the mix.
This spice mix makes a great salt-free marinade for anything you’d like to grill when you mix it with a little lemon juice. It’s also great on steamed veggies or even on a salad! Definitely give this one a try if you’re trying to cut down on the salt in your diet without cutting down on the flavour! 🙂
- 4 tbsp Garlic powder
- 2 tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tbsp Black pepper
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp Savory
- 1 tbsp Sage
- 1 tbsp Thyme
- 1 tbsp Marjoram
- 1 tbsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Basil
- 1 tsp Mace
- 1 tsp Dried lemon zest (optional)
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. If you prefer not to have large pieces of herbs in your food and would like to have the seasoning mix "disappear" into your cooking the way salt does, feel free to run the larger herbs through a coffee grinder before mixing them in.
Let me know how you like this homemade Mrs. Dash seasoning recipe! Do you have a different salt-free seasoning blend that you like to use?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.