I revisited my old herb seasoning salt recipe, to make it even better. I realized the other day that I haven’t made any in awhile. This morning, I made a batch to re-stock the cupboard, but it is even better now — both in taste and its nutritional benefits!
It now includes nutritional yeast for chromium and B vitamins (though whether or not it provides B12 is definitely controversial, so I personally wouldn’t count on it!).
I also added kelp (commonly called seaweed) to the seasoning salt. This provides a whole host of vitamins and minerals, including essential minerals. You can find kelp in the bulk section of the health food store or at Mountain Rose Herbs (type “kelp” into the search box). Mountain Rose Herbs works directly with harvesters on the Pacific Coast who gather the seaweed by hand and who sustainably harvest this ocean resource. I have been using kelp for some time. I originally bought some to add it to the soaking water for my sprouts. We feed it to our animals, free choice, as their whole food vitamin and mineral source. It makes sense for us to eat it, too. So I’m really excited to find a great and tasty way to work it regularly into our diet.
This seasoning salt is loosely modeled after the commercially available organic herb seasoning salt called Herbamare, which we have used in the past and enjoyed. In fact, I started making my own seasoning salt to save money because we really liked the Herbamare!
The herb amounts in the recipe are loose. If you have other herbs you’d like to add, go for it! This would be good with practically any combination of herbs from your pantry. I encourage you to stock good quality herbs, choosing organic whenever possible. There’s really no substitute for the flavor of fresh, local, naturally grown herbs! The herbs at the grocery store simply have no punch. They’re so bland! Mountain Rose Herbs are high-quality. Your health food store, as long as the bins’ contents are frequently turned over, will usually have nice organic herbs available. And I often order herbs through Azure Standard, and many of their choices come from Oregon Spice Company. And the best – grow and dry your own!
So, let’s get to the recipe. Put all these ingredients in your blender container or food processor:
- 1 cup sea salt – the less refined, the better
- 1 teaspoon each of oregano, thyme, basil, dill, dried garlic, chives, sage, celery seed, and marjoram
- 2 teaspoons dried onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground rosemary
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 1 to 2 teaspoons dried, ground kelp (see how much you like)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (non-GMO strain of yeast, fed on molasses, and processed at low temperatures without chemicals)
Blend to chop up the herbs and incorporate all the ingredients. Store in a glass jar or a salt shaker in a cool, dry place.
This makes a great gift! Put some mix in inexpensive shakers and add to gift baskets.
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