Another delicious copycat seasoning blend, today we’re sharing a Homemade Lawry’s Seasoned Salt recipe that you can customize to your personal tastes and sodium requirements, for a robust flavor addition to your meals.
Seasoned Salt Recipe
Lawry’s Seasoning Salt originated as a special in-house only seasoning in 1922 at the famous Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California, which has played host to nearly every team slated to compete in the Rose Bowl every year since 1956. Lawry’s had a reputation for being a trend-setter in the steakhouse industry for years, but possibly their biggest impact has been that legendary seasoning salt.
Lawry’s original recipe is now owned and sold by McCormick’s and while there are many other seasoning salts now on the market (where total sales of all seasoning salts gross over $100 million a year), Lawry’s was the original and for many of us, that classic blend is exactly what we picture when we think of seasoning salt.
(In the UK, it’s equivalent to “Chip Spice” and in Australia, it’s similar to “Chicken Salt.”)
What’s awesome about seasoned salt is it’s a one-step process to a full-bodied seasoning. When I’m meal prepping chicken for the week (to use in salads, wraps, etc) I often just sprinkle some seasoning salt on the uncooked chicken and then cook them up in my cast iron skillet. I find that the flavor goes well with most things and it’s wonderful having seasoned, cooked chicken at the ready whenever I need to make a quick grab-and-go lunch.
Unfortunately, many commercial blends use MSG, preservatives and anti-caking ingredients to ensure a consistent product. Personally, I’d rather have to occasionally give my homemade seasoning salt jar a good shake (or stir it with a spoon) rather than have all of those additives. Plus, while the original blends are delicious, I prefer to make a low-sodium version for my family to still enjoy that robust flavor without as much salt.
If you know me, you know I like to stretch a budget! A 16oz jar of Lawry’s costs over $8, which isn’t too bad, but this homemade Lawry’s seasoned salt recipe cost me less than $2 to make since I used spices from a local bulk store. If that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs.
This homemade seasoning salt is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.
This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.
What is seasoned salt? Considered an all-purpose seasoning blend perfect for meats and potato dishes, seasoning salt usually contains a high amount of salt in addition to other savoury herbs and spices. Lawry’s original recipe is considered a trade secret but we know it contains “salt, sugar, paprika, turmeric, onion and garlic.
Our homemade seasoning salt is made with a similar blend of seasonings including sea salt, celery seed, garlic salt, smoked paprika, ground mustard, onion powder, oregano and white pepper. Turmeric can be added if you have it on hand, but I know that a lot of people tend to not have it in their kitchens. (Golden Milks are one of my favorite late night treats so we always have some on hand.)
Can I make low-sodium seasoning salt? Absolutely, just keep in mind that the flavor won’t be exactly the same since the salt not only adds it’s own flavor but helps bring out the other flavors in the seasoning mix. Simply omit or reduce the salt called for in this recipe to make a low-sodium version.
Need some inspiration for how to use your homemade Lawry’s seasoned salt? Check out these recipes for how to use seasoning salt:
- Steakhouse-Style Creamed Spinach
- 4-Ingredient Prime Rib from West Via Midwest
- Corn Pudding from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- The Perfect Medium Rare Steak
- Easy Chicken Breasts from The Forked Spoon
- Keto Chicken Tenders from Dr. Davinah’s Eats
- Easy Oven Baked Beef Ribs Recipe from West Via Midwest
- Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins from The Creative Bite
You can also use it on homemade french fries or potatoes, scrambled eggs, salad dressings, chicken wings, breaded chicken tenders, or on roasted veggies. The options are endless! Former President Richard Nixon even liked it sprinkled on cottage cheese.
Check out our quick recipe video to see how to make your own seasoning salt – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Seasoning Salt Ingredients
- Sea Salt <– Personally, I don’t add the full amount of sea salt this recipe calls for, but the amount listed below will yield a homemade blend close to the flavor of store-bought versions
- Celery Seed
- Garlic Salt
- Smoked Paprika
- Ground Mustard
- Onion Powder
- White Pepper
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: add 2 teaspoons of turmeric, if you have it on hand. Lemon peel or other flavor additions that appeal to you are also great.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spice Grinder
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Homemade Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
Place all spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
If desired, combine the ingredients in a spice grinder to achieve a uniform texture.
Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.
Pin this Easy Seasoning Salt recipe to add robust flavor to your favorite dishes:
Grab your free printable recipe card for our homemade seasoning salt recipe:
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons celery seed
- 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- Place all spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- If desired, combine the ingredients in a spice grinder to achieve a uniform texture.
- Store in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.
Note: Personally, I don't add the full amount of sea salt this recipe calls for, but the amount listed below will yield a homemade blend close to the flavor of store-bought versions. Adjust the amount to your personal preferences.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This homemade seasoning salt blend makes a great gift for the home chef in your life and is a quick and easy way to add robust flavor to your favorite meals!
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