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Lemon-pepper seasoning

Points® value
Total Time
10 min
10 min
The combination of lemon and black pepper is now legendary at Atlanta’s wings spots. You can buy lemon powder, but it’s quick and easy to dehydrate lemon peels in the oven, then grind them to create the base for this powerful spice blend. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the yellow zest (but not the white pith, which is bitter) from a few lemons. Dry the peels on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet in a 200°F oven until crisp, 20 to 30 minutes. (The lemon peels will crisp as they cool.) Let cool completely before grinding.


Dehydrated lemon powder

½ cup(s)

Black pepper

3 tbsp(s), coarsely ground

Garlic powder

1 tbsp(s)

Onion powder

1 tbsp(s)

Ground turmeric

½ tsp(s)


  1. In spice or coffee mill (or using mortar and pestle), finely grind all ingredients. Store in airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. Serving size: 1 tbsp


Add 1 tsp citric acid to the seasoning mix, if desired.