How to Make Garlic Salt

How to Make Garlic Salt. Photo © Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time
    2 min
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    0 min
  • Total Time
    2 min
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If you have garlic powder and salt in your pantry, you can make your own garlic salt, and you'll save money if you do. Because that little jar of garlic salt that they sell at the grocery store, is just overpriced salt with a bit of garlic powder mixed in.


  • Garlic powder
  • Salt


To make your own garlic salt, just mix three parts salt to one part garlic powder. Then, 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, or make it as you need it, so you'll have one less spice jar to store in your pantry.

Growing Garlic in Your Garden?

Turn some of your home-grown garlic into garlic powder. It's really easy to do, and tastes loads better than any garlic powder you can buy at the store. You don't need any special equipment to make garlic powder, either. A food dehydrator is handy, but if you don't have one, you can dry your garlic in the oven.

Making garlic powder is a great way to salvage any garlic bulbs that are undersized or that got damaged while you were digging them up. Only large, perfect bulbs are suitable for long-term storage. So, garlic powder offers an alternative means of preserving your harvest. Get in the habit of turning some of your garlic into garlic powder each year, and you won't have any need to buy it.

Here's how to use your homemade garlic powder or garlic salt for other types of garlic called for in recipes.

More Seasoning Salts You Can Make

Onion salt and celery salt are just as easy to make. Replace the store-bought seasoning salts in your pantry with your own homemade versions as you run out.

You'll save money, and probably find that your dishes come out more flavorful.

More Herb Blends to Try

Dry the herbs from your garden, and use them in place of store-bought herbs and herb blends. A dehydrator makes quick work of drying herbs, but if you aren't in a hurry, you can take the lazy way, and just hang them upside down in a warm, dry spot.

They should be dry and ready to use within a few weeks. Just crumple them up, and store them in an air-tight container. I recommend shaking the jar once a day for the first week, to make sure any remaining moisture is evenly distributed throughout. If the jar gets condensation inside it, the herbs aren't dry enough yet. Spread them out on a plate, and allow them to continue drying.

Here are a couple spice blends to whip up from your dried herbs: