This Mrs. Dash copycat seasoning gives great flavor to your meals. If you’re looking for a low-sodium salt-free seasoning, this is for you!
Are you trying to cut your sodium intake? Whether it’s just for general health reasons or you have to reduce your sodium consumption for medical reasons, this copycat Mrs. Dash may be your answer.
Have you checked the prices of specialty seasoning blends? Some are so expensive, I get sticker shock when I look. This is one of the main reasons I try to find a copycat version.
Another reason is that so much prepared food tastes very salty to me as I got older. I don’t have any dietary restrictions either, but when my late husband had to reduce his salt/sodium intake, I had to change the way I seasoned food. The kicker is that I did lose my own taste for too much salt. Even though I no longer have to cook for a dietary restriction, I never picked up the habit again of arbitrarily using salt at the table.
Nowadays, there are many Mrs. Dash varieties sold, but back then, all we had was the original one. We loved it too–especially on chicken.
Mace Is Strong
Mace is a very strongly flavored spice.
The original version of this recipe called for an equal amount with the other herbs. If you like mace, fine.
However, it can overpower everything else. This is the reason I give a range of amounts for it. My suggestion is to start with the lowest amount. Mix everything up and if you feel you want to add more, then mix additional amounts in.
I’m pretty sure that mace is not on everyone’s pantry shelf. I make donuts, so that’s why I have it (it’s the common spice in cake donuts). You may have to buy it for this, but don’t despair–it’s used in other things such as donuts, cakes and in sausage seasoning!
- 1½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs black pepper
- 1 tbs basil
- 1 tbs parsley
- 1 tbs marjoram
- 1 tbs thyme
- 1 tbs sage
- 1 tbs savory
- 1 tsp-1 tbs mace
- zest of of 1 small lemon
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Store in an air-tight container.
*Adapted from Food.com Yum