Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Lets just start this out by saying that I adore lemon pepper seasoning.
Its good on so many things; pasta, carrots, chicken, fish….
Oo! Don’t forget about popcorn, yummy!
But finding a store bought version without loads of nasty junk in it is near impossible. In fact, I had spent so much time looking for a brand without preservatives and god knows what in it that I finally gave up on store bought lemon pepper seasoning.
It’s been on my list of things to try making at home for a long time. The craving for lemon pepper popcorn redoubled after eating some at my mom’s house made with the nasty perservative-and-god-knows-what-laden store bought stuff. Since I’m doing a series of posts focusing on citrus it couldn’t have been a better time to make my own lemon pepper seasoning!
Luckily it isn’t hard to make!
Here’s how to make lemon salt yourself
You can use whatever color of pepper you like, I really want to try it with a nice mixed pepper.
The ratio I used was:
6 Tbs black pepper and 3 Tbs lemon salt
Just mix the lemon salt together with the pepper and magic! You have lemon pepper seasoning!
If you wanted to make a salt free version you could dehydrate lemon zest and use that instead of lemon salt. The method in the lemon salt directions should still apply to just dehydrating zest. You will have to taste test to figure out the right ratio, not that you need an excuse to taste this concoction.
Now just restrain yourself long enough to jar it up before gleefully seasoning whatever it is you have been waiting ever so patiently to season.
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Becca · February 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm
It’s cool all the things that we can make at home! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Emily Swezey · February 20, 2014 at 3:54 am
Sure is! This is cheaper than the store bought too, double extra bonus right there.
Sis. Sabriena · February 24, 2014 at 12:10 am
That sounds interesting! I’m not very good with spices… I have lemon pepper, but only have used it for leg of lamb (homegrown, EXTREMELY delicious!). I hadn’t even thought of using it on all those other things. 🙂 Oh, my kids did use it to flavor a bedroom floor though… LOL.
Sis. Sabriena · February 24, 2014 at 12:12 am
Oh, in fact, I was making beans the other day, and Lee decided (without my knowledge) to spice them for me. They tasted pretty good, but when I made another batch, he spiced them again and went crazy! I think he used every spice in my spice rack except the dill and maybe the “pizza seasoning”. Not positive, since I don’t even know the contents of that spice rack! LOL. I pretty much use salt, pepper, garlic salt/powder, onion salt/powder, and chili pepper or cayenne pepper. Pretty boring down here…
Emily Swezey · February 24, 2014 at 3:38 am
mmm, homegrown lamb is so good! Sounds like your kiddos are pretty adventures with their tasting 😛 As for Lee’s beans, sometimes you have to experiment to find new good combinations and that doesn’t always turn out good! If you want to expand the seasonings you use just try one new one at a time, taste some alone and think about what it might taste good with, then experiment. Just go easy on how much you use so your dish doesn’t turn out like Lee’s second batch of beans 😉
Danni L. · March 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm
Hi, Emily! I love this post and I’m happy I found your blog through Homemade Mondays at Frugal By Choice. I pinned this recipe so I can remember to make it later. Do you make any other homemade seasonings? I’m a fan of making taco seasoning and ranch mix at home instead of the crap from the store. If you interested, you can find those recipes on my blog, Cheeky Caprice. I’m off to check out your other posts 🙂
Emily Swezey · March 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm
I don’t usually use seasoning mixes, I mostly just add each seasoning as I go so I can pick what goes in every time, but I know most people use mixes they buy full of junk so its awesome that you are making your own! I’m glad you’re enjoy Life From Scratch, I hope to hear from you again soon!
Raia · April 5, 2014 at 2:14 am
I LOVE lemon pepper seasoning! If only my husband did too… :/ Maybe I can convince him with a homemade blend. 😉 Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays.
Emily Swezey · April 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm
I hope you can convert him! Thanks for stopping by, come again soon.