This Watkins potato salad seasoning is the ultimate copycat recipe! It is packed full of flavor and can be easily mixed up using ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard. And this recipe tastes just the famous Watkins seasoning!
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”Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
I have to admit potato salad seasoning wasn’t something I even knew existed until recently, growing up our potato salad was always the same, and always simple. Boiled potatoes with mayo, and mustard, and seasoned with salt and black pepper. It wasn’t until I was working on recreating my grandmother’s potato salad recipe that I discovered this thing called potato salad seasoning. And though I will forever enjoy I good easy potato salad recipe, and very glad I discovered this seasoning.
Now you might be wondering why I created this recipe, after all this wasn’t a seasoning I was using regularly and if I only use it in potato salad, why would I bother making my own?
Well, I decided to make this recipe for a few different reasons, namely the fact that most stores around me don’t sell Watkins spices or seasoning, and also the fact I simply cannot justify paying over $5 for something I know I could easily make at home using spices I already have.
A couple of other reasons were that I prefer making all of my seasonings at home, though Watkins tends to be a good brand and the seasonings are organic. I still prefer to be the one making my seasoning mixes and knowing exactly what is going into them. Making my own potato salad seasoning also allowed me to make only as much as I needed, meaning I could small batches I knew I would use up quickly, rather than buying a whole bottle, which would honestly last me 1-2 years.
If you’ve never used potato salad seasoning I would highly suggest you give it a try! I would also like to suggest trying out this recipe, it is made with the perfect blend of spices, and it can be used in many different recipes, it is also in my humble opinion the best potato salad seasoning you’ll try!
how to make potato salad seasoning
- Sea salt
- white Sugar
- ground Mustard
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- White Pepper
- dried parsley
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, such as a mason jar, spice bottle, or even a freezer bag.
Add to your favorite potato recipes. Or use it to enhance the flavor of any potato salad recipe!
If you want to create a finer finished product like the seasoning blend you find in the store. Transfer the mixture to a coffee grinder, and blend for a few seconds.
Potato salad seasoning can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to six months.
Homemade spices and seasoning blends can be stored in a variety of different ways. Such as in mason jars, freezer bags, old spice bottles, spice jars, or any other airtight container. The most important thing to remember is that you want to store your spices and seasonings, both homemade and store-bought. In cool dry places, out of direct sunlight, and away from any heat, moisture, and steam.
Potato salad seasoning can be used in a variety of hot weather meals, such as macaroni salad, potato soup, of course, any potato salad recipe. You can sprinkle it on top of cherry tomatoes or use it as a fun change of pace for seasoning your meat. Or mix it with sour cream to create an easy dip. This seasoning pairs well with lemon juice, green onion, and Dijon mustard.
spice bottles/jars are becoming increasingly easier to find. And you can likely even buy them at one of your local shops. Personally, my favorite places to look for them are Etsy and Amazon, you can find the ones I used in this post HERE. You can also save, and wash the spice bottles you empty at home and use them to store your own homemade seasonings!
Potato Salad Seasoning
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 4 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tbsp white pepper
- 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, such as a mason jar, spice bottle, or even a freezer bag.
- Add to your favorite potato recipes. Or use it to enhance the flavor of any potato salad recipe!