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!

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!

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix in measuring cup
Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix in measuring cup

Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix

4.5 from 2 votes
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.
Servings 11
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1417mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Author Lizzy T
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Calories 72

Adapted from Food.com

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  1. This is different. I don’t have a pasta salad dry seasoning mix in my recipe box. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

    2. 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!:-)

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

    1. We add Italian dressing. The pasta salad seasoning mix here just gives it an extra boost of flavor!

  4. I love the sound of your pasta salad seasoning. But I can not have anything with tiny seeds in it, due to diverticulitis issues. I am new to trying new things to eat and spicing things differently and currently do not have a lot to choose from on my shelf’s. So my question is, can the seed spices in the pasta seasoning be bought in a ground up version? Thank you

    1. Hi there! I’m not sure they can be. I’ve never seen them. You could try grinding them in a food processor?

  5. 5 stars
    This is the spaghetti salad seasoning I always use. I mix a big batch, but leave out the parmesan, so it stays shelf stable. Add the parm fresh when making the salad.

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