Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Vege-Sal (Vegetable and Salt Seasoning Blend)
Don’t confuse Vege-Sal vegetable and salt seasoning blend with Spike Seasoning, even though they’re made by the same company. The bottles are similar, but the products are very different and I love them both for different uses.
Vege-Sal is a product I learned to love from my Grandma Denny. I still remember as a young girl going on Sunday afternoon rides to Grandma Denny’s house in Layton, Utah, and Grandma would always make popcorn seasoned with Vege-Sal. And Grandma used this in place of salt for just about everything she made. Now this is a product that’s been around for many years, and I’m willing to bet that every one of my siblings has a bottle of this in the cupboard at all times!
And now that I’m a food blogger who tries more products than the average person, I still love using this instead of regular salt for any recipe where I want to add that special something. And I like that using Vege-Sal adds salt flavor but doesn’t add as much sodium as regular salt.
Why do I love Vege-Sal?
Vege-Sal is a blend of salt and ground vegetables that adds extra flavor to so many types of savory dishes. I use it regularly to season chicken, beef, pork, turkey, fish, eggs, soups, casseroles, and of course, vegetable dishes. In fact, in most of my recipes that just call for salt, I am probably using Vege-Sal when I make it myself, even if I don’t always remember to note that in the recipe!
Is Vege-Sal low in sodium?
Vege-Sal is lower in sodium than regular salt, although it’s probably not low enough for people who need to drastically reduce their consumption of salt. This salt and vegetable blend has 1440 mg. of sodium in one teaspoon, compared to 2115 mg. sodium in one teaspoon of regular table salt. And personally I feel that Vege-Sal is so flavorful that you can use less than you would if you were using regular salt.
How can you use Vege-Sal in place of salt?
If you’re using this product for a recipe that just calls for salt, I would start with the same amount the recipe calls for, and Vege-Sal is so flavorful you might not need to add any more. Since regular salt is more salty-tasting than Vege-Sal, in my recipes that specify it, I recommend using slightly less regular salt if you don’t have Vege-Sal.
Where can you buy it?
Vege-Sal is made by Modern Products, which also makes Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), another one of my favorites. In Utah I used to find Vege-Sal at most regular grocery stores. Now I can only get it at a natural foods store like Whole Foods, but most often I order Vege-Sal (affiliate link) from Amazon.com.
Recipes where I’ve used Vege-Sal:
I couldn’t possibly list every recipe where I use Vege-Sal, and as I already said, for me it is so automatic that sometimes I probably don’t remember to mention it when I write up the recipe. But here are some favorite dishes where I’ve used it.
Lunches or Appetizers:
Cilantro-Lover’s Perfect Guacamole
Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread
Salads and Vegetable Recipes:
Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, and Cilantro
Chicken, Meat, or Fish Recipes:
Baked Eggs Skillet with Avocado and Spicy Tomatoes
Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill
Are you a fan of this seasoning salt?
If you have your own favorite recipe using this salt and vegetable seasoning blend, please share the link or your recipe idea in the comments!
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16 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Vege-Sal (Vegetable and Salt Seasoning Blend)”
Can I use Spike original in place of Veg-Sal? What is the difference in ingredients?
Okay, thanks! Btw, I love your recipes and really appreciate all your hard work and great tips!!
Thanks Jackie; glad you are enjoying them!
Spike is completely different than Vege-Sal (and I find it very annoying that the company has now made the packages so similar.) Vege-Sal is mostly salt with some very finely ground vegetables added for more flavor. Spike has 39 ingredients, and a much more savory flavor.
That said, there are a lot of dishes where both would taste good, but in general I would just use slightly less salt if I don't have Vege-Sal.
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.
Sandy, good idea I buy the box though, so I will have to remember to buy a bottle of it!
Sprinkle it on chicken with a little pepper and grill it…OMG…so simple but it is AWESOME!
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 Amazon.com.
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
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 Amazon.com, but they sell it there.
Como puedo conseguir Vege-Sal, vivo en la Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal.
Hojala alguien me pueda ayudar, mi correo electronico es email@example.com
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!
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…
Hooray, another Vege-Sal fan. I forgot about corn on the cob, a perfect use for it!
Kalyn, I love Vege-Sal on my popcorn and corn on the cob, in fact I just had some tonight! So good!
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!