Have you heard that radio ad for Frank’s Red Hot Sauce?  Where the granny says “I put that [bleep] on everything.“?  Well, that’s how I use the 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joe’s.  If I am using salt in something then I am probably also adding this.  I like it because it has all kinds of herbs and goodies but no salt so it’s an all-purpose seasoning that can be used in lots of foods.  It’s especially handy if I don’t happen to have any fresh herbs but want a quick and dirty way to spice up a dish.  Trader Joe’s carries it in a 2.2 ounce bottle and it’s the only place that carries a seasoning mix like this, so I’m constantly replacing this tiny little bottle.  Then one day when I was shopping at Costco I came across the Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning.  I swear it’s the warehouse bulk version of the TJ 21 Seasoning Salute.  They both list the same ingredients, just in slightly different order.  I was so happy!  I already love Costco but now it’s just that much better because I can get the seasoning I’m obsessed with in a big shaker bottle.  If you’ve wanted to try this and don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you can probably find it at Costco.  But if you don’t live near a Costco, then I’m sorry.

In case you’re wondering, the ingredients on the TJ 21 Seasoning Salute is as follows.

  • Onion
  • Spices (black pepper, celery seed, cayenne pepper, parsley, basil, majoram, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, savory, rosemary, cumin,  mustard, coriander)
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Orange peel
  • Tomato granules
  • Lemon juice powder
  • Oil of lemon
  • Citric acid

Love this stuff!