Beau Monde Seasoning



In the 1950’s after the war people could enjoy entertaining and party food recipes where developed by companies to market their products. Herb dips of sour cream that used Beau Monde seasoning became popular.  These same recipes are still enjoyed today.  But finding the commercial Beau Monde seasoning can be hard because not all stores carry it.

I went to 5 stores until I found it.  I had never used it so I had no idea what it tasted like.  I normally don’t buy top shelf spices. I have always made my own celery salt using celery leaves that I dry myself.595

I was familiar with the heirloom spice recipe because I make my own sausage when pork is cheap. I also use it in Cincinnati Chili.  I can see why there is so many requests for a copy cat recipe because even stores that have Spice Island don’t carry the Beau Monde.

The recipe is easy to make and only takes a couple of minutes.  What I would do if you are in a area where you can’t find the commercial made Beau Monde and your bottle is close to empty. I would make a small batch of it.  That way I could taste what I still have and make adjustment to what I am making.  The reason for this is all celery salts and onion salts vary in flavor. You should be able to get pretty close to the commercial blend so it can tied you over until you can buy another bottle.  If you are like me, I hate to pay more in shipping then what the item cost when  I buy off the internet.

Beau Monde Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon of celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon of onion salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of confectionery sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of corn starch

Put it in a small jar and shake,

You will notice that your bottle list dextrose or monodextrose. This is sugar that comes from corn. The corn starch keeps it from clumping up and flowing.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you! This is great 👍


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You are welcome. It is a nice season salt.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. yumgoggle1 says:

    I am thrilled to add this to our cadre’ of Make-it-Yourself products for those needing this little gem for a New Year’s Eve dip or spread! Great job – I love the history lesson too! We are now following you on all your social media and will try to tag you each time we promote your posts!


  3. Lynda says:

    Beau Monde was very popular when I was young. My mother had it in the pantry at all times. Recently, I remembered it and was pleasantly surprised that it was on the shelf at Publix here in N. Alabama. (It is now in my spice cabinet too) I guess it must still be popular here! Thank you for the interesting history. I really enjoyed your post this morning. ~L


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment. It can be hard to find in some places. I just make my own because it is so much cheaper. I like it on pork chops and put it in meat loaf.

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      1. Lynda says:

        To be sure, now that you’ve posted the ingredients, I will be making it myself from now on!


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