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Herbed seasoning blend

woman adding seasoning to dish

Cut your sodium by using this tasty seasoning blend instead. It tastes great on just about everything!

Number of servings: 60
Serving size: 1/4 teaspoon


2 tablespoons crushed dill weed or basil leaves

2 tablespoons onion powder

1 teaspoon crushed oregano leaves

1 teaspoon celery seed

1/4 teaspoon dried grated lemon peel

Dash ground black pepper


Time needed: 5 minutes preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Put into airtight container and cover.
  3. Label the container.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator or cool cupboard.

Nutritional information

Calories 74
Total Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 27 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 16.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
Total Sugar: 3.2 g
Protein: 3.2 g

Allergens: None noted

Tips and variations

Depending on your taste preference, use this spice blend instead of salt to season food. Use on meat before baking, and in casseroles or soups, or add to melted margarine or butter to put on hot vegetables.

If there is a food co-op near you, check for lower prices for spices and herbs. You can buy just the amount of seasonings that you need.

This is low-cost seasoning mix is a tasty replacement for commercial seasoning mixes.

Prepare this seasoning as a gift. Put it in a clean, airtight jar and add a colorful ribbon and a card with directions for using.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

Related resources

Southwestern seasoning mix — Give your dishes and dips a southwestern kick with this tasty seasoning mix. You can use the mix to make tacos, chili, vegetable or chip dip, and more.

All purpose spice blend — Use this savory blend on meat, vegetables, and more. Buy seasonings in bulk and make a couple of batches to give as gifts.

Mexican Seasoning — Mix up this tasty blend of herbs and seasoning. It can be used as seasoning on tacos, burritos, and more.

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