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Sprinkling Umami Seasoning Salt with fingers.

Umami Seasoning

This easy umami seasoning salt combines glutamate-rich konbu (kelp) with GMP-rich dried mushrooms to make a flavorful salt that will add loads of umami to anything you season with it.
Course Condiments & Pickles
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword umami
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Mushrooms
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 50 servings
Calories 0.2kcal


  • 5 grams konbu
  • 3 grams dried shiitake mushrooms (stems removed)
  • 150 grams salt (~½ cup)


  • Break the konbu and shiitake mushrooms into small pieces and add them to a spice grinder, blender, or food processor. Run until the ingredients have been ground into a fine powder.
    5 grams konbu, 3 grams dried shiitake mushrooms
    Konbu and shiitake mushrooms in a spice grinder.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl with the salt and mix to combine.
    150 grams salt
    Adding umami powder to salt.
  • Store the umami seasoning salt in a sealed container.
    Store finished umami seasoning salt in a sealed container.



Calories: 0.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.002g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg