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Salmon Seasoning Blend

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This delightful blend of herbs and spices is the perfect salmon seasoning! Use it on at least one pound of salmon for a deliciously flavorful meal.

Pull this easy blend together and enjoy the incredible flavor of a simple salmon fillet!

Salmon seasoning blend on a small white plate with a silver spoon.

This is the best seasoning blend - it's very easy to pull together and has a great combination of flavors.

The blend of aromatics, herbs, and citrus makes this salmon rub so good. It makes the best salmon and pairs perfectly with the rich butteriness of the fish.

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Here's what you'll need to make a homemade salmon seasoning blend.

Ingredients for salmon seasoning on small plates.
  • Dry Mustard Powder
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Dried Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Cumin
  • optional - Lemon Zest

See the recipe card for quantities.


Combine all the spices in a small bowl and stir till combined.

Salmon seasoning blend on a small white plate with a silver spoon.

Use the spice blend on at least 16 ounces of salmon fillets.

Seasoned salmon fillet on a foil lined baking sheet.

Brush salmon filets with olive season salmon by sprinkling the spice blend on and gently rubbing it into the salmon with your fingers.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F or broil on high for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove salmon when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.

Broiled salmon on parchment next to sliced lemons and parsley.

Looking for an easy salmon recipe? Check out our post on broiled salmon (pictured above).

More Great Seasoning Blends

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Substitutions & Variations

Here are some optional additional ingredients to add to this spice blend.

  • Brown Sugar - you can add up to 2 teaspoons of brown sugar to this blend if you'd like some sweetness and caramelization on your salmon.
  • Black Pepper - feel free to add up to ½ teaspoon of black pepper to this blend if you want a peppery kick.
  • Chili or Cayenne - you can add red pepper flakes, chili powder, or a pinch of cayenne if you'd like some heat in this blend.


You can store this seafood seasoning in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

I recommend keeping your spices and spice rack at room temperature in a cool, dry place (not stored next to the stovetop or oven, if possible.)

Tips for Making this Recipe

Marinade Tips - to make this blend into a salmon marinade, mix the spice blend with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. You can add fresh herbs like chopped parsley if you'd like as well.

Ingredient Tips - for best results and the most robust flavor, make sure your spices are still pungent. Give them a sniff before using them in this recipe - if your spices don't have a strong smell or are older than a year old, I'd recommend replacing them.

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Yield: 1 ½ tablespoons

Salmon Seasoning

Spices for salmon seasoning on a small plate.

This simple salmon seasoning blend is the perfect combination of herbs and spices for salmon fillets.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • optional - ½ teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Place all the all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir till fully combined.
  2. Use on at least 1 pound of salmon. Brush the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle the seasoning blend over salmon. Gently rub the spices into the salmon.
  3. Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for 14 to 15 minutes or broil on high for 10 minutes.

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