Rating: 5 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Yes, the color in this salt will fade within a few weeks, but the herby flavor and aroma will remain intact for much longer. I described this as a finishing salt, meaning it's used to season cooked food at the table; however, it can also be used in place of regular salt in any recipe preparation.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
1.5 cups
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1/2 cup coarse sea salt, rosemary, and lemon thyme in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse, grinding salt until rosemary and thyme have a fine consistency. Add 1 cup sea salt and pulse to combine.

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  • Pour salt mixture into a shallow baking dish and let air dry for 2 hours. Transfer salt to a glass jar and screw on lid.

Chef's Notes:

I used rosemary and lemon thyme in this recipe, but other hearty green herbs also work. By hearty, I mean herbs that are sturdy and resinous, like savory, oregano, and marjoram. Fragile herbs like dill, chervil, and cilantro, just don't work as well.

Yes, the color will fade within a few weeks, but the herby flavor and aroma will remain intact for much longer. There is no shelf-life limit, and this can be kept indefinitely.

Nutrition Facts

0 calories; carbohydrates 0.1g; sodium 1760mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
Great Idea!!! I made it and i loved it and I will always have a healthy stock of these on hand. I discovered you Chef John on allrecipes I love the videos and Thank you for sharing I've just about added all of your recipes to my recipes box:) Read More
(22)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
Great Idea!!! I made it and i loved it and I will always have a healthy stock of these on hand. I discovered you Chef John on allrecipes I love the videos and Thank you for sharing I've just about added all of your recipes to my recipes box:) Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
I didn't try this recipe but I wanted to say I see my grandma doing this since ever. I asked her to teach me how to make it about five years ago and have been making my homemade herb salt since then. We always add onion and garlic. I love the flavor. Also the onion helps blend the herbs together since I use a regular blender. My grandma adds marjoram to hers but I can never find fresh marjoram when I need it. Since I love basil I use it instead. I never tried to season cooked food at the table with this and I don't see it working (maybe it is because I add onion and garlic?) but I use my herb salt to season pretty much anything I am cooking. Try it on your rice. You won't believe how much better they will taste. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
Wonderful! My whole house smells amazing! So easy to make. I doubled the recipe and filled 7 "Ball" 8oz crystal jelly jars with a little left over for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
Yummy and I am such a fan of rosemary. I used Kosher salt my preferred salt. Next time will not grind the salt. Dry out the rosemary first then grind just add to unground Kosher salt. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2013
sweet and simple and great for gift-giving! we added all kinds of extra "goodies" the second time we made this - sesame seeds finely ground nuts garlic granules... but the original recipe is lovely and a great all-round seasoning - especially with the fresh herbs! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
What a fantastic recipe! I made it with the herbs listed in the recipe but I'll be using others that Chef John mentioned in the footnote. I use it on everything - absolutely love it! Thanks Chef John - another winner:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
Love this idea other herb combinations would also work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
Excellent! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
Made as described this is delicious. Yes the colour does fade over time bit the flavour is great. Will definitely be making it again. Read More