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How To Make Herb Salt

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This guide of How To Make Herb Salt will teach you how to make a cooking salt that is great for preserving herbs. Herb Salt is as simple as it sounds, a delicious salt that is blended with lots of fresh herbs, and stored for cooking. It is a tasty, economical and healthier way to flavor your foods.

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Growing herbs in your garden, pots or even on a window sill gives a hint of romance to the space their in. The act of cutting herbs for dinner or pinching off a few mint leaves for tea is a charm that only herbs provide. Simply put, I love them. Of course this means I love to use them anyway I can. It only makes sense to incorperate them in a cooking salt. Right? This isn’t a specified recipe as much as it is as a guide on making your own. Through much salt making, I have discovered there isn’t a need to be specific here. The salt always comes out delicious and I find myself reaching for it rather then the plain old sea salt placed beside it. You can use this on anything. Pastas, meats, potatoes even eggs. It will likely become a go to necessity for your kitchen as it has become in mine.

What You Will Need To Make Herb Salt:

Sea Salt

a large hand full of your most favorite herbs (I like to use Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Parsley)

Tools You Will Need:

Food processor

an air tight container for storage (mason jars work great)

a baking dish or sheet pan with a lip

Directions:

Begin by washing herbs. Make sure to pat them dry with a towel to pat off any excess water. You don’t want water in the salt it will clump.

herbs being dried off

Pour in the salt.

Add the herbs. If using Rosemary, I pluck the leaves from the wooded stem right over the food processor. There is no need to chop anything up. For the rest of the herbs, you can split them with your hands (like spaghetti) and place them right in.

Blend untill the herbs are small and completely combined.

The mixture will be a pretty green and have a feeling like damp sand.

herb salt upclose

Take the salt and pour it inside the baking dish. Spread it out as much as you can. Let it sit out overnight. this will allow it to dry out.

herb salt being poured into baking dish
herb salt in a baking dish
herb salt in a jar

You want to make sure the salt is dry before storing it otherwise moisture can make it mold. Once dried, place in your air tight container and enjoy.

FAQ for Herb Salt

How long will this salt keep?

As long as the salt was dried properly before adding it to your storage jar, it should keep for months. I have had great success keeping and using mine for several months after making. I tend to use it alot and make a big batch when the herbs are available so that I have it pretty much year round.

Can I add garlic?

You can and I have done so with success. However, when using garlic I recommend leaving the salt out at room temperature for an extra day or two mor ethen the above suggested time. The garlic needs extra time to dry out before storing.

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herb salt inside a food processor

How To Make Herb Salt

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes

a delicious cooking salt made with fresh herbs

Ingredients

  • 18 oz or 510 g of Sea salt
  • 1 large bundle of herbs

Instructions

  1. Begin by washing herbs. Make sure to pat them dry with a towel to pat off any excess water. You don't want water in the salt it will clump.
  2. Pour in the salt.
  3. Add the herbs. If using Rosemary, I pluck the leaves from the wooded stem right over the food processor. There is no need to chop anything up. For the rest of the herbs, you can split them with your hands (like spaghetti) and place them right in.
  4. Blend untill the herbs are small and completely combined. The mixture will be a pretty green and have a feeling like damp sand.
  5. Take the salt and pour it inside the baking dish. Spread it out as much as you can.
  6. Let it sit out overnight. this will allow it to dry out. You want to make sure the salt is dry before storing it otherwise moisture can make it mold.
  7. Once dried, place in your air tight container and enjoy.

Notes

It is very imporant to make sure the salt is completely dry before storing

Store in at room temperature

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