SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— This week I have a seasoning salt that actually has no salt in it. I call it my ‘No Salt Seasoning Salt’. It’s a mixture that comes together like one of those pre-packaged salad dressing mixes that in this case you can just put into a shaker jar and shake it on as a spice, or you could mix it with a little bit of vinegar and olive oil and make a salad dressing.
The list of ingredients is below, but once you get them all together; mix them by pulsing them in a spice grinder, small food processor or blender until it’s a fine powder.
For the Aleppo pepper, you might not be able to find it readily, so you could substitute with some chili pepper flakes.
3 TBS dehydrated onion flakes
1 TBS granulated garlic powder or garlic chip
2 tsp oregano leaves
2 TBS basil leaves
2 tsp black peppercorns
*1 TBS dried Aleppo Pepper
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp citric acid
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 TBS dehydrated bell pepper flakes
1 TBS dehydrated lemon rind
*Aleppo is a very mild, red chili pepper. You can substitute ¼- ½ tsp chili pepper flakes, or other pepper to your taste.
Place all ingredients in a spice grinder, small food processor or blender and pulse until finely powdered. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
For Salad Dressing: Mix 2 TBS of the “Seasoning Salt” with 4 TBS vinegar or lemon juice, 2 TBS water, 1 tsp honey or sugar and 1/2 cup salad oil. It’s best if you let it stand for a couple of hours to temper the flavor.
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
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