Celery Salt Substitutes

Celery Salt Substitutes

This article provides an overview of celery salt, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make celery salt substitutes.

What is Celery Salt?

Celery salt is a type of seasoned salt, that is used to enhance flavors in food. The main ingredient is table salt and the flavoring ingredient is ground seeds from the celery plant or sometimes its close relative lovage.  Celery salt also usually has an anti-caking agent such as silicon dioxide of calcium silicate.

Celery salt is a common ingredient in the cocktail Bloody Mary, as well as an ingredient in KFC’s secret spice mix and old bay seasoning.

What does Celery Salt taste like?

Celery salt tastes like regular salt at first, but the aroma of celery leaves a prominent aftertaste on the tongue. The seasoning can be described as being mildly peppery and grassy, with a subtle bitter finish.

Is Celery Salt readily available in Supermarkets?

Celery salt should be readily available in most larger supermarkets, where it is usually located in the herbs and spices aisle.

What are some alternative names for Celery Salt?

There are no common alternative names for celery salt.

What is a good substitute for Celery Salt in recipes?

Regular celery isn’t a good substitute for celery salt as it doesn’t have the same intensity. Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for celery salt. These include:

  • The best substitute for celery salt would be
  • Dill is also from the same family as celery and ground Dill Seeds can therefore be mixed with salt to make a good alternative to celery salt