This homemade herb seasoning is delicious and packed with nutrition!
It includes nutritional yeast for chromium and B vitamins (though whether or not it provides B12 is definitely controversial). I also add kelp for a whole host of vitamins minerals (including iodine).
The herb amounts below are flexible — play around with them and find what you like best!
Homemade Herb Seasoning Salt
Loosely modeled after Herbamare.
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast *
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 to 2 teaspoons kelp ground
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor.
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.
*Should be non-GMO strain of yeast, fed on molasses, and processed at low temperatures without chemicals.
This makes a great gift! Put some mix in inexpensive shakers and add to gift baskets.
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Oh yum. I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for sharing!
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Ah! Finally an answer to my question! I have been wondering what is Herbamare after seeing everyone suggest using it in recipes but never finding it in the grocery store. Thanks!
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What brand of nutritional yeast do you use?
Helen – currently I use the Red Star brand which is available here: http://www.azurestandard.com/product.php?id=NS005 I also have one other source, but I’m not sure of the brand, only that the growing conditions are good. I have also heard of people being very happy with Lewis Lab’s nutritional yeast. I have not shopped for this brand yet, but may look into when my current supply runs out.
This looks fantastic! I have a chili seasoned salt that I use all the time but I think next time I’ll make something more like this. Thanks!!
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Alyss – the chili seasoned salt sounds good! Got a recipe?
Oooo, I just tried Herbamare for the first time last week. It is so good.
Hmmm. I don’t have kelp or natural yeast. I’ll have to look for those. 🙂
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I like Stephanie’s Seasonings, it is all natural and all purpose with no anti-caking agents, fillers, sugar or MSG. It has a great taste unlike any other seasoned salt. Here is the website:
Try it, you will like it.
Hi Wardee, I see that you asked Alyss if she has a recipe for her chili seasoned salt. I have a wonderful one I picked up along the way, do you still want a recipe?
Michelle – Yes, please! 🙂 Thank you!
I updated this post to include a picture of the seasoning salt as gifts, in shakers.
Nicole Conzo says
I wanted to mention an east coast supplier of kelp and other dried seaweeds- I met her at the North east Organic Farm Associations (NOFA) annual winter conference and bought some fantastic seaweed! Her name is Kacie Loparto the business is She Sells Seaweed. She hand harvests sea vegetables in Steuben, Maine!!!
Couldn’t resist a comment: the pictures of the shakers look vaguely like pepper. I think I might try adding some kelp to the pepper in our house–it gets used way more than salt anyway. And, they’ll NEVER KNOW, those picky eaters of mine!!!
Dani – That is a GREAT idea!
Andrea Hussli says
Did anyone post the chili seasoned salt recipe? That sounds divine!
That sounds delicious! I make a seasoning salt based more on Lawrys with the heavy onion and paprika flavors. I also use kelp powder in it, as well as in my seasalt container. Here’s my recipe for chile grill salt:
Carrie at NaturalMomsTalkRadio says
I just printed this off so I can buy the ingredients on my next trip to the health food store that carries bulk herbs. I’m always looking for a way to get kelp into me and my kids, so yay.
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This seasoning recipe is one I will try. Thanks for this. I think I recall reading in Sally Fallon Morell’s book that the brand of Nutritional yeast to get is made by Frontier Herbs. It’s cheap on the web. But there are probably other brands that are of the same standard.
***1 teaspoon each of oregano, thyme, basil, dill, dried garlic, chives, sage, celery seed, and marjoram***
Are these dried/powdered…or something else?
Val – They’re dried herbs and/or seeds.
Thanks so much for this and all of your great information!!
Does anyone know if Nori (sushi wrappers) have any nutritional benefits like kelp does (I just bought a huge pack of Nori so if it does somewhat the same as kelp, I’ll use what I have and keep it frugal!)
And is the measurement for 1/2 Cup parsley accurate? The rest of the herbs are in tsp so I just wanted to check that one before diving right in.
I’ve made this twice and I *LOVE* it so much. Great for eggs, especially, but I use it almost anytime I would be seasoning anything savory with salt.
Erin – maybe you can give me some pointers since you have made it twice. i have used herbamare for over 20 years and love it. it has gotten SO incredibly expensive to order with shipping it’s just ridiculous and Whole foods is also very pricey. So i attempted to make this and put all the ingredients in my Cuisinart processor but the herbs just didn’t grind up fine enough so i put it in the vita mix – big mistake. Yes, i had smelly-green powder – unusable. So i tried a second batch grinding just the herbs in my coffee grinder to get them fine. i didn’t even add the salt (i used 1/2c. sea salt from Costco and 1/2 c. himalayan salt) the second round was definitely better but no matter how much herb i seem to add the seasoning is just SOOOOOO SALTY i can hardly stand it. I thought that grinding the salt in the initial batch might have added to the saltiness of it because it was also very salty so i figured adding the herbs alone would help but i almost can’t eat it from the saltiness????? any ideas????? when i taste my Trocomare (i like that better even than the herbamare) it just doesn’t have the same strong level of saltiness. thank you Cherie
I am a devoute Herbamare user. But it is expensive and since we have moved, its less accessible. I have copied their ingrediants list (I knew this day was coming) with the intent to try to create my own…but I’ll try your version first. You might save me some time. 🙂 Thanks!
Hi, Does nutritional yeast get old or “go bad”. I’ve got some but it’s been awhile since I bought it. I don’t know much about nutritional yeast and would like more ideas about how to use it. I know that some people put it on popcorn, but we’re not big popcorn eaters.
Thanks for your blog I enjoy it!
So, this makes me wonder… Has anyone tried adding in chlorella, spirilina, or wheat grass powder to this? I have a bunch I’d like to add. Just a pinch because it does has a strong “sea” flavor.
Patricia Wong says
I am Patricia Wong, from Singapore. I have a Funding Raising Event-Variety Show, to raise funds for a Hospice. I want to set up a table to sell Herb salt on the same evening. I can’t afford spending too much money on cost of production.
Can you suggest any very simple DIY herb salt which I can make?
I found out that the cheapest small bottle cost me S$2.00. Thus, I worry that if I sell the salt at a high price, I may have problem selling.
Thanks and Best Regards
Patricia — I’d suggest eliminating whichever of these ingredients you find expensive. Use herbs that are plentiful and cheap and whizz to taste. Enjoy! I’d love to hear how they’re received.
Patricia, how did the Herb Seasoning go at the fund raiser?
Violet Persuasion says
THIS IS AWESOME!! I didn’t read all of the comments, so I am sorry if I am repeating this… but I tried a handful of this in about 4 cups of water boiling for rice, and it tastes like chicken broth!
This is useful for so much. 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Can you tell me what the benefits of the yeast as well as the kelp are?
Can you tell me the benefits of the kelp and the yeast?
Hi, Teretta —
Here’s info on kelp: https://traditionalcookingschool.com/2010/03/01/rfqm-iodine-q-a/
Here’s info on nutritional yeast: https://traditionalcookingschool.com/2009/04/06/nutritional-yeast/
Sara N says
Just made this today–looks awesome! I ended up grinding up some nori sheets in my coffee grinder to use as ground kelp. I can’t wait to use this stuff!
Gloria Scheerma says
have recently been told that Nutritional Yeast is filled with pesticides and we should not be using it.
What a great recipe, Wardee. I linked it up in my Homemade Gifts-in-a-Jar guest post over at Keeper of the Home! Hope it brings some new friends your way! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! 🙂 Kelly
Wardee Harmon says
Thank you, Kelly! What a great round up! 🙂
Thank you!! this looks great, except I’ll omit the nutritional yeast. It reacts in MY body, like MSG. Some people have gene mutations & pathways that cannot handle it. But, i could not find Herbamare in the stores & online stores have it priced 2-3x what it used to be in stores. So, i WILL try this. 🙂
I have boatloads of Celtic sea salt, the coarse wet kind. I’d like to grind it into a finer grind, without any herbs. Do you think it’s okay to do this in my Vitamix dry jar?
I’ve been making this for years and love it. My husband says it’s the best seasoning salt he’s ever had and he’s traveled the world! This year I’m giving it as gifts and directing friends and relatives to your site for the recipe 🙂