What are Celery Salt Substitutes?

What are good substitutes for Celery Salt?

Before we can get into substitutes for celery salt lets first talk about what it is, and what it tastes like. 

Celery salt is a seasoning blend that is made from ground celery seeds and salt. It has a distinct, savory flavor with a slightly bitter and earthy taste. The celery seed in the blend provide a mild, aromatic flavor that is similar to celery stalks, while the salt helps to enhance the overall flavor of the seasoning. Celery salt is often used to add a bold, savory flavor to a variety of dishes, including salads, soups, stews, and meats. It is also a popular ingredient in many cocktails, where it adds a subtle, salty flavor that complements the flavors of the other ingredients.

So let’s complement that celery flavor...

Here are a few substitutes for celery salt that you can use in cooking and seasoning:

Regular salt: If you don’t have celery salt, you can use regular salt as a substitute. Simply mix together equal parts salt and ground celery seed to create a homemade celery salt.

Seasoned salt: Seasoned salt is a blend of salt and various herbs and spices, including celery seed. You can use seasoned salt as a celery salt substitute in any recipe.

Salt and celery seed: If you don’t have celery salt but have celery seed on hand, you can mix together equal parts salt and celery seed to create a similar flavor.

Salt and celery flakes: If you don’t have celery seed or celery salt, you can also mix together equal parts salt and celery flakes to create a similar flavor.

Lemon juice or vinegar: If you don’t have any celery-flavored ingredients, you can add a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar to a recipe to add a similar bright, tangy flavor.

Keep in mind that these substitutes may not provide the exact same flavor as celery salt, but they can be used in a pinch to add flavor to a dish.

You can use dill, fennel or caraway as a celery salt substitute to create similar flavor.

Lastly, for a unique very elegant herb check out lovage seed. Lovage seed is a delectable herb that taste like star anise mixed with celery stalk. They are used often in salad, salad dressings and potato salad, and tonics. It is a perennial, very dark and leafy green herb also packed with health benefits. It has been known to help with headaches, joint pain, inflammation, digestion and more!

How to Make Homemade Celery Salt

Before you go for a celery salt substitute you might want to try making your own celery salt at home. Here are the steps!

Yes, it is possible to make celery salt at home. To make your own celery salt, you will need ground celery seeds and salt. Here’s a simple recipe for homemade celery salt: (Also, celery seed substitute will do, dill weed, fennel seed, caraway seed and dill seed too.)



  • 2 tablespoons ground celery seeds
  • 2 tablespoons table salt or sea salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ground celery seeds and salt.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Shake the jar or container well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Store the celery salt in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

You can adjust the proportions of celery seeds and salt to your liking. You can also add other herbs and spices, such as dried parsley, garlic powder, or onion powder, to customize the flavor of your homemade celery salt.

Did you know?

Here are a few interesting facts about celery:

Celery is a member of the Apiaceae family, which also includes carrots, parsley, and dill.

Fresh celery is native to the Mediterranean region and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It was originally grown for its medicinal properties, rather than as a food.

Celery seed is a low-calorie, low-fat vegetable that is high in fiber and nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and folate.

Wild celery has a high water content, making it a refreshing and hydrating snack. It is also a good source of antioxidants, which may help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.

Celery leaf is used in many different cuisines around the world, including European, Asian, and American dishes. It is often used as a flavor base in soups, stews, and sauces, and is also commonly eaten raw in salads and as a snack.

Fresh celery is sometimes called “the vegetable with negative calories,” because it is believed to take more calories to digest than it contains. However, this idea is not supported by scientific evidence.

Celery is grown in many parts of the world, including the United States, China, and Europe. The United States is the largest producer of celery in the world, followed by China.

Fresh Celery is a popular choice for people following a low-sodium diet, as it is naturally low in sodium and can be used to add flavor to dishes without the need for added salt.

Celery leaf are actually more nutritious as they contain even more calcium, vitamin C, and potassium than the rest of the plant.

You can also eat Celery Powder

Celery powder is a dried, ground up dehydrated celery plant. It is commonly used as a celery seasoning, to season meats and other dishes. You can use celery powder to make salad dressings as well. You can make this at home with a spice grinder. We use a pestle and mortar in our kitchen. You can grind up any spices in a pestle and mortar even the biggest and hardest of spices like star anise. Celery powder is common to have on your spice shelf alongside onion powder, onion and salt. For a simple practice, keep dried celery powder on hand to make the majority of the flavors discussed in this blog.

A good celery seed substitute is also, dill seed, caraway seed and fennel seed.

Did you know that dried celery flakes is ground celery plant. You can easily add this to potato salad. Celery flake is an easy addition to any dish!

Is Celery Healthy

Celery is a healthy and nutritious vegetable that is a good source of several essential nutrients. It is low in calories, fat, and sodium, and is high in fiber, which makes it a good choice for people looking to maintain a healthy weight. Celery is also a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and folate.

One of the key health benefits of celery is its high water content, which makes it a refreshing and hydrating snack. Celery is also a good source of antioxidants, which may help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Some studies have suggested that celery may have anti-inflammatory properties and may be beneficial for people with certain health conditions, such as arthritis and high blood pressure.

Despite its health benefits, it is important to remember that celery should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Too much celery can cause digestive issues in some people and may interfere with the absorption of certain medications. If you have any concerns about eating celery seed or any other food, it is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider.

Not only is the celery healthy but celery leaf actually has more nutrition than the whole plant. It contains more calcium, vitmain C and potassium.

Why The Natural Spot Shop

At the Natural Spot shop we are passionate about selling sustainable, environmentally friendly products that are also good for you. We believe food is medicine so whether your eating a salad dish or cooking up fajitas with bell pepper, you know you’re eating healthy vegetables and then using our products to season or spice up your cuisines and kitchen creations to add more added flavor and health benefits. The health benefits in eating fresh herbs, spices and chilies are plentiful. Not only that, but we are also passionate about keeping your home focused on you and your loved ones. So a simple minimalist approach to compostable bags and spices you can easily use, find and recycle. We love a minimalist approach so you can buy these refillable glass jars here. We love these because they make your spices super easy to find when you’re in your kitchen focusing on your creative passion. We also sell Nigella seed commonly known as black cumin seed and other great products like onion salt in our shop. If any questions about any of our products, celery salt substitutes, or have any other questions in general don’t hesitate to reach out we are here to assist you and happy to help in anyway we can.

Bag of Black Cumin Seed from the Natural Spot
Bag of whole Celery Seed from the Natural Spot

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