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Sunday, October 16, 2011

How to Make Herb Salt

A few weeks ago a shared some simple methods of preserving herbs. Now, a few weeks later my herbs are all dried.  I seem to have more that I know what to do with and have been trying to think of different ways to use them.  Today I am going to show you how to make herb salt.  There are several ways to make herb salt with fresh or dried herbs.  You can use herb salt as a tasty seasoning on many different dishes. It's a healthier alternative to regular salt and a good way to add more flavor to your dishes without adding as much sodium.


Sea salt
Dried herbs of your choice

The ratio of salt to herbs depends on your personal preference. How salty or flavorful do you like it?  I used a ratio of about 50/50 salt and herbs.

Take your dried herbs and pick all the leaves off the stems.  Pour the salt and herbs slowly into your food processor until the herbs are finely ground and completely mixed with the salt.

If you are using fresh herbs use the same method as above and then spread the mixture out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 40- 50 minutes. If you need to wash your herbs first make sure they are dry before mixing them with the salt or it will get lumpy.

Allow to cool and store in clean jars.


  1. How inventive! How do you come up with so many amazing and yet simple ideas? I am loving this one!