Make Your Own Fancy Shmancy California Garlic Powder

I love my McCormick California Style Garlic Powder. I do, I do. I use it as my go-to garlic powder (I skip garlic salt and if a recipe calls for garlic salt I add garlic powder and salt). I use it as the base for my homemade pizza topping. It has a coarser grind and splash of flavor/color from the parsley.

But I also like to simplify. I like to make things myself if I can. Not to mention, whenever I’d buy the McCormick kind, I’d be spending more money than I cared to spend. So, I made it myself.

Pretty simple ingredients, both of which I purchased bulk-size from Costco (which sells some McCormick, if you like that kind). You can see in the picture that I used “California” garlic, which has a bit of a coarser grind.

For the price of two bottles of the store-bought kind, I can make about 2-3x as much of the mixture (and have enough parsley to use for at least 6 more). The ratio I used was about 3:1 garlic to parsley. But you can tweak to your desire. I have made it with regular-grind garlic as well and it did fine, but I prefer the coarse grind. Works for me!

3 thoughts on “Make Your Own Fancy Shmancy California Garlic Powder

  1. Hi I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for the Garlic Parsley Salt recipe.
    Would you happen to know the ratio of how much salt that I would ad to this this to make it into the salt recipe. Thanks.

  2. Hi Fran. I’m so much “by sight” – but here’s a try (using 50:50 ratio, which is less “salty” than some of the recipes I’ve come across which are 3:1, leaning on the salt).

    6 T. garlic powder
    6 T. salt
    2 T. parsley

    Mix that up and give it a try. Let me know what you think. I usually do mine separate using my garlic powder and then adding salt. But this would be convenient!

  3. Thank you! I needed the California blend for a recipe, but the store I went to didn’t have it in stock…and the meal is still on the menu for the week. Now I can at least get it to taste the same! Thanks again.

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