This Copycat Montreal Seasoning recipe is made with pantry spices, dill seed, and orange zest. Without the loaded salt, this is perfect on grilled meats.Without the loaded salt that comes with pre-packaged spice blends, this homemade version is perfect on grilled meats. I’ve got a new video to show you how easy it is to make, too.
This spice blend is where I recreate the incredible Montreal Seasoning you can find in most markets and in volume at my favorite Costco. Plus the added bonus here is you made it and know what went in it, no added ingredients you can’t pronounce.
I make it large batches to have around if pinched for time. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups and doesn’t last long. Store in a sealed jar and keep with your other spices and seasonings.
Copycat Montreal Seasoning
- 1 cup coarse ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 1/3 cup dehydrated garlic chips
- 1/3 cup onion powder
- 3 tbsp paprika
- 3 tbsp dill seeds
- 1 orange , zest (See Note 1)
- In a bowl mix the kosher salt, coarse ground black pepper, dehydrated garlic, onion powder, paprika and dill seeds.
- Using a citrus zester, remove half of an orange's peel, being careful not to get any of the white pith part. We want just the rind's zest and it's essential oil. Place this in the bowl and mix all ingredients together to rub on your meat of choice.
- This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups. Store in a sealed jar.
- I will often times spread the orange zest on a piece of parchment paper to dry out, allowing the spice blend not to clump up. Although if using right away I do not. Optional usage tip.