No Salt Seasoning Recipe

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This no salt seasoning recipe is a tasty replacement for salt.

When my mom was sick, she couldn’t have salt. So I had to come up with some way to season her food without added salt.

No salt seasoning falling out of a tipped over spice jar.

I learned to combine spices in ways that helped. Mind you, they were never an exact replacement, but they sure did help.

This seasoning recipe was one she enjoyed.

What Can I Use Instead Of Salt To Season Food?

The truth is, salt is sort of a stand alone ingredient. It’s very difficult to replace. That being said, there are ways to come close. Typically, by adding much stronger herbs and spices to whatever you are cooking.

Is No Salt Seasoning Healthy?

It definitely is if you make it at home. I can’t vouch for the store-bought varieties because I’ve never used them. But if you make it at home, it’s a simple blend of spices. And spices are good for us!

What Is No Salt Seasoning Made Of?

There are many, many recipes on the web for no salt seasoning. And while they all have different herbs and spices, they are all a combination of many of the same spices.

Traditional base spices for no salt seasoning are:

  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • celery seed

Beyond that, recipes vary greatly. And some don’t use celery seed. So as you can see, these types of seasoning mixes can be a mix of any number of spices.

What You’ll Need

1 tbsp. garlic powder – garlic granules work well too.

1 tbsp. onion powder – onion granules work well too.

1 tbsp. dry mustard

1 tbsp. paprika

1 ½ tsp. powdered thyme

1 ½ tsp. ground celery seed

How To Make No Salt Seasoning At Home

Combine all spices in a small mixing bowl by whisking together until well blended.

Store in a food-safe container in the pantry.

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No Salt Seasoning Recipe

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No salt seasoning falling out of a tipped over spice jar.

Homemade No Salt Seasoning

If you are trying to lower your salt intake, this seasoning can help keep your foods tasty!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 15 teaspoons
Calories: 11kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp. powdered thyme
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground celery seed


  • Combine all spices in a small mixing bowl by whisking together until well blended.
  • Store in a food-safe container in the pantry.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1tsp. | Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 53mg | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted on 2/27/18.

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  1. Donna Maysey says:

    Do you have a cook book,love garlic

  2. 5 stars
    Hello! My grandfather is having heart issues and can no longer eat salt, so I made some batches of this for Christmas. Do you have food pairings I can recommend when I gift this? Also, despite basically being celery’s #1 enemy, I think this seasoning tastes incredible! Everything is so balanced. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Virginia – So glad you like it! 🙂 It’s pretty much an “all-purpose” seasoning. But it goes well with chicken and grains if that helps. I hope he enjoys it! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  3. Do you have salt free recipes

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