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Beau Monde Seasoning

All you need is just one minute to whip up a batch of homemade Beau Monde® Seasoning! Ditch the store bought and easily make your own!


Have you heard of Beau Monde Seasoning? I think it might be a bit more popular in the south but I’m not entirely sure. It’s a really nice all-purpose seasoning that I have found works on so many things because of its particular blend of simple spices. Plus, when a seasoning blend is made with ingredients that you can pronounce (and know what they are), then I bet that’ll make it even more worth while. Plus, you probably already have these spices in your pantry right now!

A small jar of homemade Beau Monde® Seasoning.


What is Beau Monde® Seasoning?

Beau Monde® Seasoning is a classic blend of seasonings like celery seed, onion powder, and garlic powder. This particular seasoning blends name is trademarked by the Spice Islands company. It’s a fantastic all purpose seasoning.

How is this homemade seasoning different than house seasoning?

Great question! Since this homemade seasoning is so basic, you may be wondering what sets it apart from something like house seasoning. Typically, house seasoning is just salt, pepper, and garlic powder. But this blend has the addition of celery seed, onion powder and a touch of sugar.

How is this homemade blend different than the storebought version?

So, the store bought version from Spice Islands uses dextrose (which adds a little sweetness). It’s pretty common in prepackaged and processed foods since it also acts as a preservative. It’s not necessarily a horrible thing but most folks don’t have dextrose hanging around in their pantry so I decided to use sugar instead. 

How can I use this seasoning?

This is a fantastic all purpose seasoning, it can go on so many things. Here are a few ways to use it:
– Use it in a dip.
– Mixed in with sour cream to add to any dish.
– Add a sprinkle to your soup recipes for a nice depth of flavor.
– Use it as a dry rub for chicken, beef or pork.
– Use it in a marinade by adding some oil.
– Use to season any chicken, pork, steak, and seafood dishes
– Sprinkle it in pasta salads, potato salads and cole slaw, (one of my personal favorite ways to use it!)

How long does this homemade seasoning keep?

If properly stored, in an airtight container at room temperature out of the sun, this seasoning blend can last up to 3 years! Nice long shelf life. I usually just pop it into a small mason jar with a lid.

A spoon holding some Beau Monde® Seasoning above a jar of it.


  • celery seed – this is an essential flavor in this recipe. If you leave it out then it’s no longer Beau Monde seasoning so don’t skip it.
  • onion powder – you want to use the powder here and not the onion flakes. I suppose you could use the onion flakes if you wanted more texture but the flakes don’t give quite as strong an onion flavor as the powder in my opinion.
  • salt – the original recipe just uses regular ole table salt. I suppose you could try this with kosher or sea salt if you are watching your sodium levels or want a slightly crunchier texture.
  • garlic powder – garlic powder is just a great all around flavor to add to any seasoning mix so use your favorite brand in this.
  • granulated sugar – there is barely any sugar at all in this recipe but there is a sweetener in the original seasoning mix so I made sure to include it here. It just adds the very smallest touch of sweetness and I think it actually brings out the other flavors in the seasoning. I have not tried this with any kind of sugar substitute but I’m sure it would probably work.
Celery seed, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and granulated sugar.


In a small bowl, stir together the celery seed, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar.

A mixing bowl with celery seed, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar.

Store in an air-tight container at room temperature until ready to use.

Looking down on a bowl of Beau Monde® Seasoning.


Closely looking at a spoon full of Beau Monde® Seasoning.

Beau Monde® Seasoning

All you need is just one minute to whip up a batch of homemade Beau Monde® Seasoning! Ditch the store bought and easily make your own!
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Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beau Monde Seasoning, Homemade Beau Monde Seasoning recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 3kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar


  • In a small bowl, stir together the celery seed, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar.
  • Store in an air-tight container at room temperature until ready to use.


  • Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
  • This seasoning can go on so many things from chicken, pork, steak, and seafood but also in pasta/potato salads, etc! It can be used n so many things. For more ideas, check the FAQ section of the post.
  • Powdered seasonings mixes can last up to 3 years if stored in an air tight container at room temperature. I do not suggest freezing.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Beau Monde® Seasoning is a registered trademark of Spice Islands.

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  1. I can’t wait to try this! I always buy it because we use it primarily in our favorite dill dip.
    2 Cups Hellman’s Mayonnaise, 2 cups sour cream, 2 TBS. dry minced onions, 2 TBS dried dill weed and 1 TBS of Beau Monde seasoning. My MIL gave me this recipe, I made it for a potluck at work and gave the recipe to friends, my husband later told me it was a secret family recipe! (It wasn’t!) LOL. If you make this dip, we always use UN-salted pretzels, my favorite is baby carrots to dip into it.

    1. It uses dextrose which is a sweetener & preservative. Not dangerous but I think some people just don’t want any preservatives in anything. I share this recipe not because I hate preservatives but because it’s cheaper to make myself. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe. I live in the Pacific NW and no one around here has any idea what Beau Monde is. What How can you make ham salad without Beau?!!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for this Brandie! I’m sure you know the exorbitant prices for spices and spice mixtures these days!