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Handy Substitutes for Celery Salt That are Easily Available

Substitutes for Celery Salt
What do you do if you run out of celery salt? Of course, find substitutes for it. However, finding one can be difficult as very few ingredients can rightly replace it. This Tastessence article will tell you what its closest alternatives can be.
Mamta Mule
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Celery salt is a popular spice that is used in a variety of dishes. It is most commonly used as a perfect seasoning for many recipes and cocktails. It is sprinkled on the vegetables, beef roast, pork roast, vegetable juices, potato salad, etc. You can also have a killer Bloody Mary and wonderful Chicago-style hot dog using this. Celery is a low-calorie ingredient and has a high nutrition level. It is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folic acid, and beta-carotene.

Sometimes, it may happen that you do not have celery salt in your kitchen. So, what do you do in such a case? No, don't skip it! Why compromise on the taste when you can replace it with some of its substitutes. Check out its alternatives in the below sections.


Any food seasoning that contains ground seeds, which may come from celery or its relative lovage can be a good alternative.
  • You can mix these ground seeds with table salt or sea salt to have the classic seasoning ready.
  • Another substitute can be Beau Monde Seasoning or bon appétit seasoning.
  • You can also opt for celery flakes or salty celery seed as its replacement.
  • A perfect substitute in baking can be celery seeds. Yes, celery seeds are sure to give the food a great taste.
  • Remember that, salt is not necessary while baking. You can just use the seeds. Try it while baking bread. For each teaspoon of celery salt, you can use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of ground celery seeds.
  • You can use chopped green beans or the stems of Romain lettuce as a classic substitute in a recipe.
  • You can also opt for chopped mustard greens instead of celery.
  • Sliced water chestnuts can also be used as a perfect alternative, especially if you are using it for a "crunch" in the recipe.
  • Chopped onions can also be a replacement.
  • Chopped cabbage can be another substitute for the 'crunch' and for the flavor you can add celery seeds.
  • Anise root is also a good celery substitute that will give a good flavor to the recipe.

Recipe for Making Celery Salt

If you don't have celery salt, then why not make it at home, and save a trip to the market. Here's the recipe to make 3 tablespoons of celery salt.


You will just need 1 tablespoon of dried celery seeds and 2 tablespoons of salt to make celery salt.

  • Grind the celery seeds in a blender or a spice mill at highest speed. The seeds should be finely grounded.
  • Now, add salt and again turn on the grinder. Process at high speed until the mixture is fine.
  • The salt is ready. You can store it in an air-tight container.

There are not many substitutes for celery salt available. But making it at home is not at all a difficult task. The celery plant has numerous health benefits. It is known to contain only 16 calories per 100 g leaves. It is one of the most valuable low-calorie food, and hence, perfect to include in a weight loss diet.
Celery plant in field
workers harvesting celery crop