Garlic Salt

The very best garlic salt you’ve ever tasted! Just 4 ingredients and no fuss for bold garlic flavor balanced by a tease of parsley and a touch of one secret ingredient! 

You’ll be using this on everything, from garlic bread to soups and more!

Have you ever looked into your pantry, grabbed a jar of seasoning, and thought, “Why can’t I learn how to make that?” Well, you can! And today, we’re starting with garlic salt!

Delicious, flavorful, and so easy to use, garlic salt can be added to any food to spice up its flavor. Bland soup? Add it. Just-okay garlic toast? Sprinkle it.

You’ll love how easy this is to make… and pretty soon, you’ll be adding it to everything!

Garlic Salt Ingredients pre-measured into mise en place bowls with labels 

The Ingredients

Garlic salt is made with just a few ingredients. I’ve included an extra ingredient that’s entirely optional, but makes the recipe so much more delicious.

  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Onion powder (optional, but the crucial secret ingredient!)

What is Garlic Salt?

Garlic salt is a dry seasoning that’s made with several ingredients, including salt, dried garlic powder, and dried parsley and/or dried onion. Some folks even like to add parmesan, but I avoid it to keep this recipe simpler and shelf-stable.

This seasoning is used to flavor dishes before or after cooking. Garlic salt can be used to add flavor to soups, bread, and more. Or, it can be added to a recipe during cooking so the flavor deepens during the cooking process.

Garlic Salt with Cloves of Garlic on a Plate

Garlic Powder vs. Garlic Salt

Is garlic salt the same as garlic powder? What is the difference between garlic powder vs. garlic salt? You might’ve wondered one or two of these things on occasion. I’m here with answers!

Is garlic salt the same as garlic powder?

No. Garlic salt is a dry seasoning that’s made with salt, garlic powder, and a number of other ingredients like dried parsley.

Garlic powder is a dry spice that usually consists of just one ingredient: garlic. Fresh garlic is dehydrated then ground in a fine powder. That’s it.

Garlic Powder vs. Garlic Salt

Thus, garlic powder is simple, 1-ingredient dry spice that’s made only with garlic, while garlic salt is a multi-ingredient dry spice that’s made with garlic powder, salt, and more.

How to Make Garlic Salt

I’ll go through the simple steps on how to make garlic salt.

Just keep in mind that exact instructions and measurements are further down this post, in the recipe card. 😉

First, add salt and garlic powder to a small bowl.

Two photos showing How to Make Garlic Salt – adding salt and garlic powder

Then, add dried parsley and onion powder. Feel free to skip the onion powder.

However, I highly recommend adding this secret ingredient because it adds a delicious, deeper flavor to your garlic salt.

Two photos showing How to Make Garlic Salt – adding dried parsley and onion powder

Then, whisk all the ingredients until well mixed. Don’t worry–if these ingredients separate a bit once they’re sitting in your pantry, simply give the jar a shake to mix it thoroughly again.

Two photos showing How to Make this substitute recipe – whisking the ingredients together

Pour this mixture into an airtight container. Store in the pantry or in the cupboard until ready to use!

Garlic Salt Substitute

If you don’t have garlic salt on hand, then this recipe will truly come in handy.

Simply follow the instructions to mix together garlic powder, salt, and a few other ingredients to use as a garlic salt substitute. You can easily use this on toast, pasta, and so much more!

If you’d rather use fresh garlic, mix together minced garlic with salt and add it to your dish. Just bear in mind that fresh garlic salt cannot keep for as long as when it’s made with garlic powder.

The final product showcasing how to make this seasoning recipe

Storing Instructions

How long can I keep this in my pantry?

You can keep this homemade spice for up to 6 months, if stored in an airtight container.

As I have noted on many recipes, the best environment for keeping your goodies fresh is cool, dark, and away from direct sunlight. This note includes homemade spices!

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Closeup Photo to show the texture of this seasoning recipe

Tools You Need

Here are some of my favorite tools for making this homemade seasoning. Click on the links below to check them out!

It’s okay to be a bit (Garlic) Salty.

Now is a fine time to start gettin’ salty! 😉 If you make this recipe, be sure to take a pic and share it on Instagram or Facebook, tagging me at @beamingbaker and #beamingbaker. I can’t wait! Just know that your comments, pics, and emails mean the world to me. 🙂 ‘Til our next tasty adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Garlic Salt


The very best garlic salt you’ve ever tasted! Just 4 ingredients and no fuss, for bold garlic flavor balanced by a tease of parsley and a touch of onion powder.



Tools Needed

  • mixing bowls
  • airtight container

Garlic Salt Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder (optional)


  1. Add all Garlic Salt ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Transfer into a small, airtight container.
  4. Store in a cool, dry environment for up to 6 months.


Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark environment for up to 6 months.

How to make Vegan: Keep as-is.

How to make Gluten Free: Keep as-is.


  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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