Why buy a bottle of celery salt when you can make it from scratch hassle-free? This article will teach you how to make celery salt in your kitchen. Also, it will tell you how to your use your DIY all-around seasoning.
Unlike plain salt, celery salt has a savory flavor. So in other words, just about anything that you add it to can instantly become flavorful, and not just salty. With celery salt, no mealtime has to be boring!
One of the nicest things about making your own celery salt is you get to save a lot of money. You only need to get your hands on a couple of ingredients, and they can already be in your kitchen right this instant!
Also, you can rest assured that your homemade celery salt does not contain anything that you don’t want to ingest, which is perfect if you want to go as all-natural as possible.
Just because a bottle of seasoning says “celery salt” does not necessarily mean that all it contains are celery and salt. If you check the list of ingredients, you will be surprised that it has more than just celery and salt!
For instance, it may contain anti-caking agent which helps keep celery salt from clumping. Unfortunately, most anti-caking agents used these days are synthetic, which means that they do not exist in nature.
There are so many other ingredients that a commercially-available celery salt may contain, but there is no need for you to worry about them if you simply make your very own celery salt.
Here are the simple steps to follow:
-Using your spice or coffee grinder, pulverize 1/4 cup of celery seeds. Place small amounts of celery seeds in the bowl per batch for a super even consistency.
-Don’t have a spice or coffee grinder? Fret not because you can simply use a mortar and pestle. Again, pulverize small amounts of celery seeds per batch for best results.
-Combine pulverized celery seeds with 1/4 cup of finely-ground table salt.
-Want to reduce your intake of sodium? Feel free to combine pulverized celery seeds with a smaller amount of salt. For instance, you may use 1/8 cup instead of 1/4 cup of finely-ground table salt.
-Is there a particular type of salt that you prefer? Feel free to use it instead of finely-ground table salt. It can be pink Himalayan salt or even a salt substitute!
-Transfer the mixture to an empty spice bottle and stash in a cool and dry place.
That’s how easy it is to come up with your very own celery salt. Well, it sure is not as easy as simply buying a bottle of it, but it’s definitely money-saving and it also ensures that your seasoning does not have unnecessary ingredients.
Your homemade celery salt is perhaps the most versatile seasoning on the face of the planet. You can sprinkle some it on just about anything that you may season with salt, from boiled eggs, salads to soups.
Did you know that you can also add a little celery salt to your smoothies and even cocktails?
How do you like to use your homemade celery salt? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!