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The 20-Ingredient Spice That Levels Up Salads
In Seconds
By Garth Clingingsmith
For many, elevating pasta salad is simply a matter of shaking on a pre-made salad seasoning.  These blends efficiently upgrade a simple salad without grabbing a dozen different jars from your spice cabinet, and one salad seasoning has inspired some intense devotion.
In The Takeout, comedian and writer Daniel Palumbo said that "there exists a secret ingredient whose very purpose is to heighten pasta salad. It's a combination of delicious dry spice known as Salad Supreme." McCormick Salad Supreme is a ready-to-eat blend of spices, herbs, extracts, salt, cheese, garlic, and sesame seeds.
The seasoning packs a ton of flavor into each shake of the 4.3-ounce container, and for folks like Daniel, the 24-ounce shaker is a must-have. Top Secret Recipes even preserved a recipe found on older packages of Salad Supreme: add Salad Supreme, Italian dressing, and chopped vegetables to cooked pasta, refrigerate till chilled and serve.