Celery Salt isn’t something I use that frequently but when I need it, I am ALWAYS out of it. So I went to the grocery store yesterday to buy some and for a TEENY little bottle it was $8! Seriously $8 for nothing but some preservatives, crushed celery seed and salt. I think I was paying for the glass container rather than the contents.
Since I’m huge on making my own spice blends I put the diamond encrusted spice bottle (it had to be that way for me to pay $8!) and decided to make my own. When I got home I turned to google and just did a quick search on it. People seriously… 2 ingredients.. well okay 3 if you count the rice but that’s just in there for a moisture factor.
This couldn’t be any easier. I’d say if you’re going to get into making your own spices, buy a small coffee grinder (do not use the grinder you have for coffee — trust me, no one wants turmeric in their coffee!) Just buy a small one and keep it for your spices. I have this one from Cuisinart. It’s nothing fancy but it works awesome for my spices.
In under a minute you can have your own celery salt and not have to spend a small fortune on a teensy bottle!Print
- 3 tablespoon celery seed
- 6 tablespoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon uncooked white rice
- Grind the celery seeds as finely as possible. Place in an electric spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.
- Place the salt into the grinder and process for 10 seconds to mix.
- Place the uncooked rice in the bottom of a glass jar. The rice will absorb any moisture and prevent the celery salt from clumping.
- Pour the spice mixture on top.
- Cover and store in a dry, dark place.