Herbal Gomasio

What is Gomasio? It’s a Japanese seasoning blend. “Gomasio” means “salt & pepper,” as it’s traditionally made with black sesame seeds and white sea salt.

With this delicious combination of toasty sesame seeds and salty seaweed, you can add a nutritive boost and subtle richness to just about any savory recipe. Switch up your table salt with this spice mix and customize it to your heart’s content.


  • 1 cup raw unhulled sesame seeds 
  • ½ cup dulse flakes 
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 
  • 2 Tbsp milk thistle seeds 
  • 1 Tbsp Himalayan pink salt
Optional Additional Ingredients

Use 2 tsp to 1 Tbsp according to your taste: 

  • Nutritional yeast 
  • Smoked paprika 
  • Dried nettle leaf 
  • Peppercorns – finely ground 
  • Garlic granules 
  • Fennel seed 
  • Dandelion leaf 
  • Flax seeds 
  • Chili flakes 
  • Caraway seeds 
  • Cumin seeds 
  • Dried oregano 
  • Dried holy basil 


  1. Dry toast the sesame seeds by gently warming them in a pan over medium heat, tossing or stirring constantly. 
  2. When the oil begins to release and the seeds start to turn golden, remove the seeds from heat and place in a bowl to cool. Be very careful not to let them burn!
  3. Next, toss all ingredients together until well mixed. 
  4. Grind in a suribachi or food processor. 
  5. Use in place of table salt to season any dish.