This gluten free seasoning salt recipe is the perfect addition to any spice drawer. It will add flavour that is top 8 allergen free to any dish. Super easy to make and a great way to cut grocery costs by using spices that are common in most houses.
Why We Like This Recipe
We love this gluten free seasoning salt recipe because it is an easy way to add flavour to any dish. When we used to be able to eat out the seasoning salt on A&W Onion Rings was one of the things we all loved. We make our own at home now and use this seasoning salt on them.We now use this salty flavour infusion on kale chips, fries, popcorn, and other homemade snacks. It also makes a great addition to most dishes that calls for salt.
- Fine Sea Salt
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Chilli powder
- Cayenne Pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
The ingredient Low Down
Fine Sea Salt - The really fine ground is the best kind to use in this recipe. Table salt can be used instead, if that is what you prefer.
Garlic Powder and Onion Powder - use the plain garlic powder and onion powder rather than garlic salt or onion salt. The salted version already have salt added to them and they will make this seasoning salt too salty.
Paprika - The paprika used can be regular, smoked, sweet, or spicy. We prefer the smoked paprika in this recipe but any can be used to your taste.
Pepper - Freshly ground pepper is the best kind to use as it packs a bit more taste, but flaked pepper can be used instead.
Instructions/Directions and Tips
This recipe is super easy! There are only 2 steps.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Transfer to a glass jar with a sealing lid using a funnel for storing.
Hint: The seasoning salt will keep in a sealed glass jar for 4 months, after which the spices will lose their potency.
Low salt substitution - reduce the salt to ⅓ and add ⅛ teaspoon turmeric, dried marjoram, and thyme. Grind the herbs really fine and add to the mix to help add flavour without the extra sodium.
Can Garlic salt or onion salt be used instead of salt? They will make the seasoning salt too salty if substituted 1:1 for garlic powder or onion powder. Reduce the salt to 3 Tbsps if using both garlic salt or onion salt. If using one or the other, use 3 Tbsps plus 1 .5 teaspoons salt to reduce the amount of salt used in this gluten free seasoning salt recipe.
- Spicy version: for a full of heat seasoning salt add more cayenne pepper, switch the paprika to spicy paprika, and ground red pepper flakes.
- Citrus version: For a fresh and bright seasoning salt add dried lemon zest, dried oregano, and parsley to the mix, omit the chilli and paprika.
This recipe is so easy. All you need is a bowl, measuring spoons, a spoon to stir, a well sealing glass jar to store, and a funnel.
The key to storing the gluten free seasoning salt is to put it in a glass jar that has a tight fitting or even sealing lid. Glass is preferred to plastic due to plastic being porous. The flavours from the spices will dissipate the longer they are exposed to the air.
Store in a cabinet out of direct light to keep as much flavour as possible. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
This gluten free seasoning salt will keep for up to 4 months in a well sealing glass jar. After this time the seasoning salt will start to lose its flavour.
Make this gluten free seasoning salt in a medium batch to use over the next four months. It stores well and can be added to any dish or used as a meat rub. Put it on the meat all over, pat it in as you do. Let the meat rest for 15-30 mins before grilling.
What To Serve With
Gluten free seasoning salt is excellent sprinkled on fries, onion rings, and popcorn. It can be added to any dish to replace the salt and add in extra flavour. Our air fryer made kale chips are our favourite recipe to use this seasoning salt on. We also use it to add a bit of flavour to our herbes de provence roasted potatoes.
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- a bowl
- measuring spoons
- a spoon to stir
- a well sealing glass jar to store
- a funnel
- ¼ C Fine Sea Salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Chilli powder
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper fresh ground
- ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Transfer to a glass jar with a sealing lid using a funnel for storing.
- Do not use the same utensils on allergen free food, that previously touched allergens
- Wash hands really well after touching allergens
- Don't store glass jars in the freezer
- Always check labels for allergens in the ingredients and “may contain” statements
- Contact spice manufacturers to inquire about cross contact and shared lines in spice processing