Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning

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Discover the secret behind a burst of zesty flavor with our Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning recipe. Crafted with a blend of aromatic dried dill, savory garlic and onion powders, and a hint of tangy vinegar, this seasoning mix is a culinary masterpiece that elevates dishes to new heights. Sprinkle it generously on our Homemade Dill Pickle Popcorn for an irresistible combination that tantalizes your taste buds with every bite. Unlock the magic of this homemade seasoning and elevate your favorite snacks and meals with a touch of dill pickle goodness.

Dill Seasoning

Homemade Dill Seasoning

I have been a life-long fan of dill pickles. I absolutely love them, and can even remember having those dill spears along with my meals as a small child.

While you can find store-bought dill products easily, one fun and different way to enjoy dill snacks and foods is to actually make your own!

Since this Dill Seasoning uses spices you probably have in the pantry, plus one or two extras, I totally recommend making your own! Dill goes great with so many dishes, if you've never tried it before!

Dill seasonings in jars

Dill Seasoning

You just need a few key ingredients. For the most part, you probably have these items in the pantry or spice cabinet. If you do canning, you may have citric acid but if you dont, you can find it on Amazon, at Walmart, and perhaps other larger grocery stores. Health food stores may also be a good place to check.

Remember, citric acid is also used in laundry and household cleaners, so it might be located on those store aisles. But you will actually want food grade, so be sure to check your label. ๐Ÿ™‚ Linked below is an organic, food grade citric acid you can get on Amazon.

You will need:

Optional: We used a mortal and pestle to crush the dill seed, but you can also use a small grinder.  If you have an older coffee grinder you can dedicate to spices, this is a great thing to have available. You can also try to grind up in a small food processor or by crushing inside a secure bag, with a rolling pin.  

Dill Seasonings in jars 2

I also decided to add some vinegar powder just to give it that extra sourness you get from eating a dill pickle. I recommend getting the apple cider vinegar powder. Unfortunately Amazon was out and I had to substitute for white vinegar powder but it was actually fine too.

vinegar powder

Uses for Dill Seasoning:

The nice thing about mixing up your own Dill Pickle Seasoning is that you can actually use it for many types of recipes. Flavor dips, chicken, homemade crackers, and more!

We have enjoyed it lately on popcorn, and you can also season veggies for sides and snacks easily as well!

Dill seeds in mortar and pestle

Mixing your Spices:

This spice mix is basically just that– combine everything and mix or shake! However, one important thing to remember is that you cannot just throw in the dill seeds. These will need to be crushed, or ground with a very fine grinder as mentioned above.

If you mix a lot of your own spices, a mortar and pestle might be a good investment! It's actually pretty fun, and something you can let the kids do, along with explaining how this common tool was used throughout history!

Dill seasoning in jar, and dill pickles

I store my Dill Pickle Seasoning in a small jar along with an Herb Shaker Cap from Ball.ย  The lid isn't necessary but makes it so easy to use and scoop. They don't make them any more but I found these spice lids online that work too.

Dill seasoning in jar

Using as Pickling Spice

When you use to season your favorite dishes, use this 1:1 instead of store-bought Dill Seasoning. If you prefer more a more tangy flavor, add 1/2 tsp Vinegar along with your mix!

Buttermilk powder

You can also add 1/4 cup of powdered buttermilk to this recipe and changes it up a bit. You can then use it to coat chicken or even make your own dip. We will have those recipes coming up soon!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does homemade dill pickle seasoning stay fresh? Stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, homemade dill pickle seasoning can maintain its freshness for several months. However, for the best flavor, it's recommended to use it within a few months.

Can I adjust the ingredients in the seasoning to suit my taste preferences? Absolutely! The great thing about homemade seasoning is its flexibility. Feel free to adjust the quantities of dill, garlic, onion, and vinegar to create a blend that aligns perfectly with your flavor preferences.

How do I use homemade dill pickle seasoning? Homemade dill pickle seasoning can be used as a versatile flavor enhancer. Sprinkle it on popcorn, potato chips, roasted vegetables, grilled meats, or even use it to season dips and sauces.

Can I use fresh dill instead of dried dill in the seasoning? While the recipe calls for dried dill, you can certainly experiment with fresh dill. Keep in mind that fresh dill has a higher moisture content, so it might slightly affect the texture of the seasoning. Adjust quantities accordingly.

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Yield: Approximately 1/4 cup

DIY Dill Pickle Seasoning

Dill Pickle Seasoning

Make this to season chips, dips, snacks, meats and more.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/2 tsp White Vinegar Powder


  1. Mix spices well.
  2. In a spice grinder or with mortar and pestle, crush dill seeds
  3. Add to a sealed glass jar, label and date.


Add to your favorite dips, meats, popcorn and more!

Nutrition Information


1/4 cup

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 33Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6351mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 3gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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  1. Hi! If I want to use this to make pickled onions or cucumbers in a quart mason jar, how much water & seasoning do I use?

    1. Hi Sara,
      You’ll need enough water to cover the pickles and onions – just fill it to the top. As for the seasoning, we really don’t have any idea how much to use as we’ve never used it to pickled anything. We just sprinkle it on food. Sorry we couldn’t have been more help ๐Ÿ™‚

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