Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix

This Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix makes a big batch so you’ll be ready for summer picnics. Use three tablespoons of this seasoning mix per one pound of pasta salad. Just the right seasoning, every time!
Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix. Makes a big batch so you're ready for the picnic season!

Ahhhh, picnic season.  Picnics are one of my favorite things about summer.  What’s your traditional picnic food?  When I think of a classic picnic, I think hamburgers, potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, chips and watermelon. Add some sunshine, warm temperatures, a cool breeze, family and friends and I’ve got myself a fabulous summer evening. Oh yeah, and some homemade ice cream would be nice, too.

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix. Makes a big batch so you're ready for the picnic season!

When I was growing up, my mom always used McCormick’s Salad Supreme seasoning in her pasta salad.  Even though Italian dressing has all kinds of zesty flavor on its own, adding this seasoning in spices things up a bit. For years I bought the little bottles of Salad Supreme, but they just don’t last long for the amount of pasta salad we make each summer. I always ended up running out and not having any when I needed it.  I found this recipe for pasta salad seasoning mix and within 5 minutes had a big batch (2 cups worth to be exact) of seasoning to keep on hand in the fridge.

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix. Makes a big batch so you're ready for the picnic season!

Next week, we’ll share with you the recipe for our favorite pasta salad.  I had to share this with you first, though, since it is our key ingredient.  This seasoning makes pasta salad stand out! If you have your own favorite pasta salad recipe, you’ll use three tablespoons of this seasoning per one pound of pasta.

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix. Makes a big batch so you're ready for the picnic season!

 

Try it….your family and friends will love it!

-Julie

 

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 Cups

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix makes a big batch so you'll be ready for summer picnics. Use three tablespoons of this seasoning mix per one pound of pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese cheese

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When making pasta salad, use 3 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of pasta. Use more or less according to taste.

http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2014/05/09/pasta-salad-seasoning-mix/

Adapted from Food.com

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Comments

  1. Caro says

    Do I need whole or ground celery seed? Do you use white or black poppy seeds? And how long does this seasoning keep fresh (because of the parmesan)? I`m so craving for your classic pasta salad and dont want to do anything wrong on it…
    Thanks in advance+hungry greets from Germany!

    • Lizzy T says

      Caro- I used ground celery seeds, black poppy seeds, and store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-6 months since the parmesan cheese is aged. I hope you love this!

      • Caro says

        Thanks a lot, good to have a big supermarket only 2min away…hope they will have celery seeds, its no common ingredient here.
        BTW: You two are such a cute mother&daughter couple!:-)

  2. Paula Bucher says

    I truly appreciate you sharing this seasoning blend. I too used to buy Salad Supreme by the case because I use it in everything!

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