Substitute for McCormick’s Salad Supreme Seasoning

I would like to make this recipe but cannot find the McCormick’s seasoning listed in my grocery store. Is there a substitute I can use? What ingredients are in the seasoning mix?

Becky Devlin
Grandma’s Macaroni Salad
Recipe question for: Grandma’s Macaroni Salad


MMH July 30, 2022
I wouldnt consider it much of a loss. Most of those sorts of “seasoning” items are nothing but salt, additives & artificial flavors. I would use herbs and seasonings that you like especially during the summer when fresh herbs are available.
Nancy July 30, 2022
Yes to MMH's idea.
And/or use the ingredient list as a guide...usually ingredients are listed with largest volume first, so pick the first few ingredients and make your own. The paprika, poppy seed, a couple more in the beginning, then the Romano cheese.
MMH July 30, 2022
As 702551 has said many times google is your friend - look to it for the ingredients & you will find what is there. I just did & I would never buy that stuff.
MMH August 2, 2022
Just looked at their other products which i also would never buy but their onion powder doesnt just contain onion
Becky D. July 30, 2022
Thanks for the tips and advice. I live in Canada and on Amazon it will cost $36 for a bottle of the seasoning ☹️, so I’m going to have to try something else.
702551 July 30, 2022
Look at the ingredient list at the product's webpage and compare it to products at your local grocers. Perhaps you will find something similar.

Like many Americans I have very little familiarity about what food products are available on Canadian store shelves so I am unable to provide any specific product recommendations.

However, the point about pleasing your specific dinner table guests remains regardless of where you are located.
702551 July 30, 2022
Unsurprisingly a simple Internet search indicates that this product can be purchased from online retailers including

As for the ingredients, they are listed on the product label. You can also view this information at the product page on the manufacturer's website:

FDA food labeling regulations do not require manufacturers to publish the exact ratios of those ingredients, but do require them to be listed in order from most to least (by weight I believe).

Naturally using a different spice mixture will result in a different flavor profile than this recipe author's concept (which is her grandmother's vision).

In the end, the purpose of cooking is to put food on the table that your guests will enjoy. So if you substitute the McCormick's product with something you prefer/have in your pantry, that might be a better end result than trying to replicate the McCormick's product with individual components.

Best of luck.
702551 July 30, 2022
It's worth noting that the McCormick's website also has a "Where To Buy" store locator tool.

It's up to you to decide whether or not it's worth your time/money/gas to drive around town trying to locate this product.
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