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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Spike Seasoning

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Spike Seasoning found on Kalyn's Kitchen.com.

Recently I created an archives page for all the Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks posts I’ve written (featuring products I love and buy over and over again) and I was surprised to realize I’d never written an official pick for Spike Seasoning. How did that happen, when this blend of spices is something I use almost daily? Then I found a post back in 2005 where I’d written about Spike, so I’m just updating that post here instead of cluttering up the interwebs! Truly my love for Spike has not wavered to the current day, despite some of the anti-Spike comments (which are still there from the original post.) Spike has been sold for more than 50 years, so I think it’s safe to say I’m not the only one who likes enjoys it!

I like the flavor Spike adds to egg dishes, salads, stews and soups, marinades, and roasted vegetables. I think it adds a little extra something to dishes where you want a complex blend of flavors; I probably wouldn’t use it for a dish where you want one flavor to dominate. Spike was originally created by Gayelord Hauser and is made by Modern Products.

What Ingredients are in Spike Seasoning?

Here’s a list of the 39 ingredients that are in Spike Seasoning (affiliate link): Salt and sea salt, de-fatted nutri-soy granules, granular toasted onion, nutritional yeast, granular garlic, celery root granules, ground dill, horseradish granules, mustard powder, lemon peel, orange powder, parsley flakes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, white pepper, rose hips powder, summer savory, mushroom powder, safflower, parsley powder, white onion powder, spinach powder, tomato powder, sweet Hungarian paprika, ground celery seed, cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, ground cumin, ground ginger, ground coriander, ground fenugreek, ground cloves, cinnamon powder, plus a delightful herbal bouquet of the best Greek oregano, French tarragon, French sweet basil, French marjoram, French rosemary and Spanish Thyme.

Spike comes with or without salt. It contains no chemical free flowing agents and the label says “No added MSG.” There is 24 mg. potassium in the salt free variety per serving. Spike has quite a collection of flavors, but it works amazingly well. Spike is often sold near the health foods, although some grocery stores carry it near the spices in Utah.

(Edit – read the debate in the comments about “no added” MSG for clarification. I personally am not concerned about MSG or sensitive to it, and based on what I learned when I wrote this post about MSG for Blogher I consider it to be safe. However, Spike is not Paleo or Whole 30 because it contains soy granules, so substitute another all-purpose seasoning for it if you’re following one of those.)

If you live in the U.S. you can probably find Spike near health foods in your grocery store, or in a health food store. If not, you can buy Spike Seasoning from Amazon.com.

More about Spike Seasoning:

Lydia from The Perfect Pantry also wrote about Spike Seasoning.

Some of Kalyn’s Favorite Recipes Using Spike Seasoning:

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Spike Seasoning
Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta Cheese
Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Foil-Wrapped Grilled Butternut Squash with Sage
Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta, and Two Herbs
Mushroom Lover’s Frittata with Spinach and Cheese
Chickpea Salad with Olives and Herbs
Grilled Chicken with Tarragon-Mustard Marinade
Breakfast Casserole with Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, and Feta
Stuffed Zucchini with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Red Pepper, and Basil
Swiss Chard and Mushroom Squares

Are you a fan of Spike Seasoning?

If you have your own favorite recipe using Spike Seasoning, please share the link or your recipe idea in the comments!

More about Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks

I purchased Spike Seasoning 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. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

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    85 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Spike Seasoning”

  1. My husband loves food with his salt! Now on a low sodium diet so we found Spike and he uses it for everything. Much much less sodium then regular salt. (and we cound sodium grams each day)  Glad we found it!

    • Yes, I love it and the way it adds flavor. There used to be a salt-free Spike. I haven’t seen it for a few years, but might be worth a Google search.

  2. I’m looking for a good spike season for low sodium diet?

    • The only suggestion I have is to look and see if they still make Salt Free Spike Seasoning. I know there used to be one. I would check Amazon.com if you don’t find it in the store.

  3. Wouldn’t eat corn on the cob without Spike!! I first learned about Spike in the cookbook “In the Kitchen With Rosie” ( Oprah’s personal chef when Oprah lost all that weight.) Great on all roasted veggies. Haven’t been able to find it in Tucson since moving here so I order it on line. It’s the best!!!!

    • Fun to hear from a fellow Spike fan! It’s funny because I had that cookbook but I’m pretty sure I had discovered Spike long before then! I am pretty much getting it from Amazon all the time now too, seems to be hard to find in Utah these days.

  4. Love Spike and have since the 70’s. We have it with cauliflower and carrots with breadcrumbs with loads of butter and garlic and Spike. So yummy. We also shake loads of it on chicken thighs and toss them in the oven.
    Thank you for creating it.

  5. Looking for the best recipe for a “Bibble Bread Sandwich”. Cabbbage slaw, with Spike Seasonings, white cheese, sunflower seeds, sprouts (or other vegetables on a wheat pita or wrap type bread. There are a couple online. I like the ones that have mashed avacado, and mayo as the base to start. i found two recipes, but there has to be others! I love the sandwiches. I bought them at Larsen Herb Shop in Orem, Utah. Original recipe lost. They are all good, but just have not got the right combination yet. I just make them to taste right niw.

  6. I always add it when I sauté cauliflower rice.  It makes the cauliflower sing!!

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  9. I use Spike in rice. I add more butter to the rice and then add spike ( to taste). I usually serve the rice with beef kabobs and vegetables ( tomato, mushroom, onion quarters and green or other colored peppers) It’s awesome and puts the dish over the top.

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  11. General RULE OF THUMB is if SPIKE is only available in the HEALTH FOOD SECTIONS or HEALTH FOOD STORES then it's a lot less harmful to you then all the GMO ( Genetically Modified Organisms) your consuming within a minimum of 80% of your DAILY DIETS, which are cancer, sterilization ( normally by the third generation ), etc … If your NOT using SPIKE at every meal, every day of your life … chances are it's NOT that bad for you unless you have ALLERGIES. I'm NOT a hippie, but very concerned about WHERE my families FOOD comes from? Along with creating our meals from SCRATCH, not PROCESSED.

    Thanks Kalyn