You can make your own herbal salt yourself. In this article you will find instructions, tips and recipes on how to make delicious salts with herbs and spices yourself with this easy method to make a herbal salt recipe
Making Herbal Salt: These ingredients are what you need
To prepare herbal salt yourself according to your taste and ideas, you need the following ingredients:
A mortar for crushing and mixing the grains of salt and the herbs.
Some fresh or dried herbs of your choice. For our basic recipe you need basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano and chives.
A good sealable glass, or a salt shaker for storage.
Make herbal salt yourself: dry and grind herbs
To combine the herbs and salt into a delicious spice, you need to make some preparations. Follow the step-by-step instructions:
Choose the herbs from which you want to make a herbal salt later.
Hang the herbs by a thread in a dark, well-ventilated and dry room, or lay them out to dry on a board. Important: The herbs should not be dried in the sun, otherwise they lose their taste.
If it’s going to be fast, lay out the herbs on a baking tray and push it into the oven at 40 degrees until all moisture has disappeared from the leaves.
Crush the dried herbs with a mortar.
Mix salt and herbs
Mixing herbal salt – basic recipe
Mix together five grams of basil, thyme, parsley and chives, each containing three grams of sage and oregano. Now add about 80 grams of salt. If you need more herbal salt, convert the ratio to the desired amount.
Determine the amount of an herb that you add to your individual mix, depending on how flavorful it is. Lavender, for example, is very dominant. Therefore, add only two grams of lavender to the mixture relative to 5 grams of basil.
Homemade herbal salt is ideal for seasoning salads, pizza and pasta, vegetables and soups.
Now you have to make sure that your homemade herbal salt will last a long time and stay tasty. Our next tip will help you to keep your herbs properly.
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.