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Onion salt is one of those quick fixes that everyone needs in the spice cupboard. It’s a swift and easy way to infuse a dish with onion’s zingy character, along with salt’s ability to round out and intensify flavors. Use it anywhere you’d use regular salt. McCormick onion salt starts with whole, white onions. They’re harvested and gently dehydrated to preserve all their sweet, sharp character, and then blended with salt. You’ll know it’s McCormick onion salt if it smells like a sweet onion warming in the sun.
Q: If I don’t have onion salt on hand, what makes a good substitute?
A: You can always substitute your own blend of either onion powder or minced dried onions and salt. That’s the best idea. Raw or sautéed fresh onions don’t have the same toasty, sweet character as the dried onions in onion salt.
Concerned that they wouldn’t find this precious commodity in the New World, pilgrims packed onions aboard the Mayflower for their voyage to the Americas. They needn’t have worried. They arrived to find onions growing wild and in great abundance. Our taste for onion in the New World has never waned. Today, the average American is said to consume about 20 pounds of onions each year.
McCormick onion salt is just that—onion and salt. We start with whole, white onions harvested at the peak of flavor. We wash and trim them, then gently dehydrate them to preserve their bold, slightly sweet character. You’ll find consistent flavor and aroma in every bottle.
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