How to Make Your Own Garlic Salt

Replace store-bought garlic salt and powder and save money

Garlic salt

If you have garlic powder and salt in your pantry, you can make your own garlic salt. It's easy to mix at home and you'll save money if you do.

That little jar of garlic salt they sell at the grocery store is nothing more than overpriced salt with a bit of garlic powder mixed in. Now that you know their secret, it's time to do it yourself.

Homemade Garlic Salt

To make garlic salt, mix three parts salt to one part garlic powder. Store it in an air-tight container until you need it. Be sure to label the jar so you don't forget what's inside.

This recipe makes it easy to make as much or as little as you want. Make a big batch to save time in the future and ensure you always have it on hand for quick garlic bread and other recipes. You can also make only as much as you need at the moment, which means you'll have one less spice jar to store in your pantry.

Grow Your Own Garlic

Garlic is fun and relatively easy to grow in the garden. Each clove can be replanted to create a new bulb next year. It is one of the best crops for frugal gardeners because a one-time investment in seed can be turned around for years with proper care. 

Only large, perfect garlic bulbs are suitable for long-term storage or replanting. Making garlic powder is a great way to preserve any bulbs that are undersized or were damaged during harvest. It's really easy to do and tastes better than any garlic powder you can buy at the store. Plus, you have one of the key ingredients needed to make garlic salt.

More DIY Seasoning Salts

Now that you know how easy garlic salt is to make, you'll be delighted to know that onion salt and celery salt are just as easy. Replace those store-bought seasoning salts in your pantry with homemade versions as you run out. In the end, you'll save money and probably find that your dishes are more flavorful.