Salt-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning

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Recipe: #30215

August 27, 2018

"Hubby is on a sodium-restricted diet. This really adds a lot of flavor to any meat without all the sodium of store-bought."

Original is 25 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (2.3 g)
  • Calories 7.1
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 13.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put all ingredients in a spice grinder (electric coffee grinder dedicated to spices only). Grind till it's ground fine. Store in cupboard in an airtight container.

Step 2

Each serving is 1 teaspoon, but use accordingly to size of meat to be prepared.


  • Electric spice grinder

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to buy the freshest spices possible for the best flavor.
  • For a spicier version, use more crushed red pepper flakes.

  • Substitute 1 tablespoon of coriander for the fennel seed to add a slightly citrusy flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds an interesting flavor profile while still being a low-sodium option.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon of celery seed for the thyme leaves to add a subtle sweetness. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a unique flavor to the seasoning blend, while still being low in sodium.

Cajun Steak Seasoning Replace the black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, thyme leaves, rosemary, fennel seed and paprika with 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Grind all ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Grilled Sirloin Steak with Roasted Potatoes: Grill a sirloin steak to your desired doneness and serve with roasted potatoes seasoned with the Salt-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning. The steak will be full of flavor from the seasoning, while the potatoes will provide a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the steak.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon: Grill asparagus spears with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. The asparagus will take on a smoky flavor from the grill and the lemon will add a bright and zesty note. This side dish is a perfect complement to the steak and potatoes, providing a light and healthy contrast to the richness of the steak.


Q: How much of the steak seasoning should I use?

A: Each serving is 1 teaspoon, but use accordingly to size of meat to be prepared.

Q: What is the best way to store steak seasoning?

A: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Use within 6 months for best flavor.

1 Reviews


A perfect blend. I like that there is no salt. I don’t buy commercial seasonings because of the salt content. This flavored a pan fried steak perfectly.


review by:
(22 Aug 2022)

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Fun facts:

The Montreal steak seasoning is a popular seasoning blend that originated in Canada. It was created by restaurateur Lawrence Schwartz in the 1950s and has been popular ever since.

The famous actor and comedian Steve Martin is a fan of the Montreal steak seasoning and has even been known to carry it with him when he travels.