Monday, June 02, 2008

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Vege-Sal (Vegetable and Salt Seasoning Blend)

A few years ago the company changed this bottle, but don't confuse this Vege-Sal vegetable and salt seasoning blend with Spike Seasoning. I love them both for different uses.

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Vege-Sal Vegetable and Salt Seasoning Blend found on

I'm fairly organized about some things in my life, but I do tend to choose the items I feature for Kalyn's Kitchen Picks by impulse, and recently I realized I hadn't ever done an official pick for Vege-Sal, even though it's something I grew up loving. I still remember as a young girl going on Sunday afternoon rides to my Grandma Denny's house in Layton, Utah, and Grandma would always make popcorn seasoned with Vege-Sal. That was in the 1950's, so it's safe to say that this is a product that's been around a long time!

Vege-Sal is a blend of salt and ground vegetables that I think adds a little extra something to so many types of savory dishes. I use it regularly to season rice or grains, eggs, soups, and of course, vegetables. It's lower in sodium than regular salt, although it's not for people who need to drastically reduce salt. (Vege-Sal has 355 mg. of sodium in 1/4 teaspoon, compared to 550 mg. sodium in 1/4 teaspoon of regular table salt.)

Vege-Sal is made by Modern Products, which also makes Spike Seasoning, another one of my favorites. In Utah I can find Vege-Sal at most regular grocery stores. If you can't find it at your regular store, you can definitely get it at a store like Whole Foods, or you can order Vege-Sal from

10 Favorite Recipes Recommending Vege-Sal:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans

Turkey and Black Bean Mexican Cabbage Bowl

Spicy Avocado in Pita

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl

Slow Cooker Sriracha-Pineapple Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Kalyn's Tabbouli with Almonds

Roasted Cabbage with Lime and Sriracha

Baked Eggs Skillet with Avocado and Spicy Tomatoes

Vegetarian Penne Pasta with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese

(There are a lot more recipes where I've mentioned Vege-Sal, and I've used it so long, I think sometimes it's just automatic to reach for it instead of salt.)

Other Bloggers Recommending Vege-Sal:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be carb-conscious or South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)

Rice Pilaf from Simply Recipes

Fluffy Green Salad from She's in the Kitchen

Rosemary Parmesan Potatoes from Seduction Meals

Farro Breakfast Bowl with Turmeric and Scallion Scrambled Chickpeas from The First Mess

How to Make Gravy from Simply Recipes

Are you a fan of Vege-Sal?
If you have your own favorite recipe using Vege-Sal, please share the link or your recipe idea in the comments!

Just in Case You're Wondering: 
I purchased Vege-Sal myself and this company has no idea whatsoever that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I happily buy over and over, and so readers will know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don't accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.

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  1. I guess you can tell how much I use this by the fact that my bottle is nearly empty in the photo! Not sure why I just noticed that but I'm blaming it on overwork!

  2. Kalyn, I love Vege-Sal on my popcorn and corn on the cob, in fact I just had some tonight! So good!

  3. Hooray, another Vege-Sal fan. I forgot about corn on the cob, a perfect use for it!

  4. What an interesting idea, adding veggies to salt so you need less salt. I used to love (until they stopped importing it into South Africa) Lawry's Salt-Free 17. If you havent' tried it yet, please do! I used to be addicted to grilled cheese sandwiches sprinkled liberally with this stuff...

  5. Jeanne, it sounds like something I'd like! Plus I cook once a week for my dad and my stepmother can't have any salt at all. We've tried a different brand of "salt-free" seasoning and she was not impressed. Will look for this one!

  6. David Amaro FloresMarch 5, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Como puedo conseguir Vege-Sal, vivo en la Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal.

    Hojala alguien me pueda ayudar, mi correo electronico es

  7. I used Google Translate to see that David is asking how he can get Vege-Sal and saying he lives in Mexico City. David, I'm not sure if you can order from, but they sell it there.

  8. I live in Northern California, Santa Rosa, and I have used Vegesal for 30years or longer, is that possible? Anyway, it is no longer carried up here anywhere!! Is that possible? When I did buy it, it was like 4.99 a small bottle ! Can you check for me who in the area carries this ! Thank you, desparate for my fav. seasoning. Thanks, E

  9. Elizabeth, the last time I bought it, I noticed they had completely changed the bottle. It now says "Vegetized All Purpose Vege-Sal Magic SPIKE Gourmet Natural Seasoning. That might help you find it. If that doesn't help, it looks like you can buy Vege-Sal Vegetized Seasoning Salt, 4-Ounce Shaker (Pack of 6) from


    Sprinkle it on chicken with a little pepper and grill simple but it is AWESOME!

  11. Hi, Kalyn,

    Just a suggestion - perhaps you could eventually update the picture above? As you mentioned above, the label is now quite different and prominently displays SPIKE on the bottle, which is missing from the picture above. It's now easy to confuse Spike Vege-Sal with Spike Original.

    Love your blog - thanks for all the work you put into it and all the healthful recipes you create that are tried and true and taste wonderful.

    1. Sandy, good idea I buy the box though, so I will have to remember to buy a bottle of it!


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