Easy matcha salt made with just two ingredients. This Japanese seasoned salt is delicious over rice, tempura, popcorn, ice cream, tofu and more!

What is Matcha Salt?

Matcha salt is exactly what it sounds like: a seasoning blend made with culinary matcha powder and kosher salt. It’s used for flavouring foods from snacks, mains and desserts.

Ingredients in Matcha Salt

You only need two ingredients to make it:

  • Matcha: Similar to green tea, except it is a ground powder that is much more concentrated than green tea. I recommend using a high quality matcha for the best flavour.
  • Salt: Use kosher salt, sea salt or Himalayan salt for best results. You can also add in flaked salt for a bit of texture (great for desserts).

How to use matcha salt

Matcha salt is quite versatile and can be used similarly to reguar salt. Here are some ideas:

  • Rice: The most common way of enjoying it. Either over plain rice like furikake (rice seasoning) or in onigiri.
  • Tofu: Sprinkle over cold or hot tofu with some sesame seeds, mentsuyu or soy sauce.
  • Scrambled Tofu/Eggs: It can be used in eggs or if vegan, scrambled tofu.
  • Vegetables: Sprinkle over roasted, pan fried or steamed vegetables for a boost of flavour.
  • Fried Foods: It pairs amazingly with things like tempura, karaage, fries and more.
  • Bagels/Toast: Sprinkle over a layer of plain cream cheese, avocado, or butter.
  • Snacks: Think popcorn, edamame, chips and finger foods!
  • Dessert: I’ve been obsessed with adding some to vanilla ice cream and tempura bits– a must try in my book.
  • Noodles: Matcha ramen, anyone?

As you can see, it’s a pretty versatile condiment. Have fun with it and try adding it to whatever you like!

Recipe notes

  • Ratio: Feel free to play around with the ratio of matcha to salt. I personally like the 1:1 ratio but you could add a touch more or matcha or salt.
  • How to store it: place it into a air tight jar and keep in a cool dark place.
  • How long does it last? It’ll keep for up to 3 months (depending on how old the matcha is to begin with).
  • Does matcha expire? You can tell matcha is past its shelf life by its colour. High quality matcha is vibrant green– if it looks dark or faded in colour, it is no longer fresh and will have a deep bitter taste.

More Japanese Condiments to Try

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  1. Mix the matcha and salt together until combined. Store in a spice jar for up to 3 months. 


  • Helpful Equipment: storing jar, whisk
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Category: condiments
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1/8 tsp
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 294mg
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0


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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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