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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Hollywood, California

    Anyone Know Substitute for Mrs. Dash

    I have a recipe calling for Mrs. Dash seasoning which I know is a proprietary salt free blend -- I have way too many herbs and spices and I am SURE that somewhere in my alchemist's pantry I can brew up a substitute if I knew what I was aiming for

    Anybody know a good sub?

    I also have at least three Penzey salf free blends

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    San Francisco
    Sorry, I don't know of a substitute, but here's the ingredients list for Mrs. Dash Original:

    Mrs Dash® Original Seasoning Blend

    This all natural, salt free, fat free blend of 14 savory herbs and spices adds great flavor to all of your favorite foods, including meats, vegetables, sauces, pasta, poultry, soups and salads.

    Ingredients: Onion, Spices (Black Pepper, Parsley, Celery Seed, Basil, Bay, Marjarom, Oregano, Savory, Thyme, Cayenne Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Mustard, Rosemary), Garlic, Carrot, Orange Peel, Tomato, Lemon Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Oil of Lemon.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Chicago, IL USA
    Here's a recipe I found on the internet:

    Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend

    ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
    1 TBS garlic powder
    1 tsp. basil
    1 tsp. marjoram
    1 tsp. thyme
    1 tsp. parsley
    1 tsp. savory
    1 tsp. mace
    1 tsp. onion powder
    1 tsp. sage
    1 tsp. black pepper
    (Tastes like the real Mrs. Dash mix; blend well and keep dry).

    Here's another one I found:

    Similar to the commercial Mrs. Dash mixture, use this salt substitute herb mix on all types of savory foods and you won't miss the salt at all.

    1 Tbsp ground cayenne pepper
    1 Tbsp garlic powder
    1 Tbsp onion powder
    1 tsp dried basil
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 tsp dried thyme
    1 tsp dried parsley flakes
    1 tsp dried savory
    1 tsp ground mace
    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    1 tsp dried sage
    1 tsp dried marjoram
    1 tsp ground dried grated lemon peel

    Combine cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley flakes, savory, mace, black pepper, sage, marjoram, and lemon peel. Mix well. Place in a glass airtight container and store in a cool, dark place up to four months. Use on all types of savory foods.

    Recipe may be easily multiplied.

    Yield: about 1/3 cup

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Found this "recipe" for making your own.

    Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Seasoning Blend

    List of Ingredients

    1/4-cup minced onion
    4 tsp. dried vegetable flakes
    1 tbsp. garlic powder
    1 tbsp. dried orange peel
    2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
    1 tsp. dried parsley
    1/2-tsp. dried basil
    1/2-tsp. dried marjoram
    1/2-tsp. dried oregano
    1/2-tsp. dried savory
    1/2-tsp. dried thyme
    1/2-tsp. cayenne pepper
    1/2-tsp. cumin
    1/2-tsp. coriander
    1/2-tsp. dried mustard
    1/4-tsp. celery seed
    1/4-tsp. Kool-Aid unsweetened lemonade drink mix
    Dash dried rosemary


    Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. As you stir, crush the leafy spices for a finer blend. Store the spice blend in a covered container or a sealed shaker bottler. Makes about 2/3-cup.

    It is best to use a mortar and pestle to crush the minced onion, vegetable flakes and rosemary before adding them to the mix. If you don't have one of these handy kitchen tools, you may also use the back of a spoon and a small bowl.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Hollywood, California
    Thanks -- I have everything but the lemon flavored Koolaid but I bet I could sub everything up to then and just add some microplaned lemon zest and a dash of lemon juice instead -- or Crystal Light lemon flavor which I DO have would yield the same result

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