Shiso Seasoning

Cooking with shiso seasoning can bring the herb’s distinct flavor to any savory dish.

Winter 2016-2017

  • Sprinkle this seasoning on a plain dish to spice it up.
    Photo by Fotolia/sasazawa

Total Hands-On Time: 5 min

Preparation Time: 5 min

Yield: 1 cup

This seasoning brightens up a plain bowl of rice, invigorates soup, and peps up pasta or vegetables.


• 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
• 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sea salt, to taste
• 3 tablespoons dulse flakes
• 2 tablespoons powdered shiso
• 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar, optional


1. Add all ingredients to a blender or coffee mill.

2. Pulse for ten seconds, or until sesame seeds are slightly pulverized.

3. Store in an airtight container and use within a few months. To serve, sprinkle shiso seasoning on dishes of your choice.

Try cooking with shiso using these additional recipes:

Shiso Tea
Asian-Style Shiso Salad
Revitalizing Shiso