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Close up shot of matcha seasoned salt showing the texture of the salt flakes.

Matcha Salt - Green Tea Seasoned Salt Recipe

This easy homemade seasoned salt recipe bursts with the umami flavour of green tea. Sprinkle matcha salt over fried chicken or tempura, popcorn, or even sweet baked treats! Ready in less than 5 minutes, this simple green tea salt sprinkle adds a powerful flavour kick.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serve
Calories 6kcal
Cost $5



  • Place salt and matcha powder in a small dish and mix to combine.
    1 tbsp sea salt, ½ tsp matcha green tea powder
  • Use as a seasoning in place of regular salt, as a rub for meats or seafood, or even in desserts. See the full post for more ideas.


  • Salt - Always use sea salt rather than regular iodised table salt which can sometimes include additives. Fun Fact: Matcha salt is traditionally made with very finely ground sea salt - done by hand, this can often take 30+ minutes! Instead, we use sea salt flakes because we prefer a little extra texture. Feel free to use either flakes, finely ground sea salt or Himalayan salt if you prefer.
  • Matcha (Green Tea) Powder - This is a finely ground powder made from high quality green tea leaves. It's much more highly concentrated (in both flavour and caffeine) than regular green tea, so you don't need much for a big flavour burst.
  • Opt for Quality - To get the best flavour in your homemade matcha salt it’s best to use high quality salt and matcha powder. You only get out what you put in right?
  • Start Small - Our recipe is deliberately for a small amount so you can experiment and get the ratio just to your liking. Once you've perfected your matcha salt to your taste, feel free to make a bigger batch to store for later.
  • Tweak the Ratios - Our preferred ratio is 1 tbsp salt to 1/2 tsp matcha, however depending on the type or grade of salt and matcha powder you use, you might like to try a 1:1 ratio. Try a few different ratios and see which you like best!
  • Play with Texture - If you prefer a smooth salt blend, pop the salt and matcha into a mortar and pestle and grind until smooth.
  • How to use - Use it in a similar way you would use regular salt. It's especially good when you want an extra kick of savoury umami flavour. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
    • Anything Fried / Battered - From tempura to chicken, fish, fries, hash browns and more. The salty umami profile of matcha salt is amazing with crispy fried batter!
    • Grilled or Roasted - Try it with grilled meats in Japanese or Korean BBQ, or sprinkled over seafood or roast potatoes and vegetables.
    • Popcorn - It works better with stovetop popcorn cooked in oil. Once cooked, sprinkle with matcha salt and get stuck in.
    • Eggs - Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried. We love boiled eggs on toast in the morning, sprinkled with matcha salt or shichimi togarashi.
    • Tofu - Try a little sprinkle over yufodu (hot simmered tofu) or cold tofu drizzled with mentsuyu soup base.
    • Pancakes - It's not just perfect with savoury pancakes like Japanese okonomiyaki or Korean pajeon, but even sweet maple pancakes get a huge flavour lift with a sprinkling of matcha salt!
    • Cakes & Treats - Add a little sprinkle to strawberry muffins or buttermilk cornbread bater or use instead of regular salt in salted brownies.
    • Matcha Milkshakes - Add a pinch before blending.
    • Salad Dressings or Mayonnaise - We love adding a pinch to kewpie mayonnaise - delish! You could also add to goma dare (Japanese sesame sauce for shabu shabu hotpot)
    • Edamame Beans - Sprinkle over blanched or grilled edamame beans as a tasty snack.
    • Stir Fries - Vegetables, chicken, and everything in between.


Calories: 6kcal | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 6976mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Iron: 1mg