Herb-Infused Salt Recipe

Herdthinner
2 min readJan 20, 2024

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • Assorted fresh herbs (e.g., rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, basil)
  • Optional: Citrus zest (lemon, lime, or orange)
  • Equipment: Mortar and pestle, baking sheet, parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Gather Fresh Herbs:
    Collect a variety of fresh herbs. Choose flavors that complement each other, such as rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, or basil. Rinse and pat them dry.
  2. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 200°F (93°C).
  3. Prepare Herbs:
    Remove the leaves from the herb stems. Discard the stems and finely chop the herbs. If you’re using citrus zest, finely grate the zest from the fruits.
  4. Combine Salt and Herbs:
    In a mortar, combine the coarse sea salt with the chopped herbs and citrus zest. Use the pestle to grind and mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Spread on Baking Sheet:
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the herb-infused salt mixture evenly on the parchment paper.
  6. Dry in the Oven:
    Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and allow the herb-infused salt to dry for about 1–2 hours. Check and stir the mixture occasionally to ensure even drying.
  7. Cool and Store:
    Once the herb-infused salt is completely dry, remove it from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer the infused salt to airtight containers or jars for storage.
  8. Usage:
    Use this herb-infused salt to enhance the flavors of your dishes. Sprinkle it on roasted vegetables, grilled meats, or pasta dishes. It’s a versatile seasoning that adds a burst of fresh herb flavor to your favorite recipes.
  9. Gift Idea:
    Package the herb-infused salt in decorative jars and give them as thoughtful homemade gifts to friends and family who enjoy cooking.

Enjoy the rich and aromatic flavors that this herb-infused salt adds to your culinary creations!

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