Homemade Herb Salt Recipe

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Our homemade herb salt recipe, made with an aromatic blend of woodsy herbs, lemon zest, and garlic, is versatile in the kitchen. Try sprinkling it over everything from avocado toast to potatoes to risotto to roast chicken.

It also makes an excellent, easy, and inexpensive homemade gift for the holidays or any time you want to give a little something. Here’s how to make that happen.

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Herb Salt Recipe

This salt sprinkles beautifully over a wide variety of savory foods, from avocado toast to risotto to roast chicken.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 12


  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh thyme
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 3-pound box kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Pick the rosemary needles and sage and thyme leaves from the stems and discard stems. Place the herbs in the bowl of a standard food processor (about 12-cup capacity) fitted with the blade. Add the garlic, lemon zest and salt. The bowl will be quite full, but don't worry.
  3. Process until the herbs are finely chopped and well-distributed throughout the salt.
  4. Spread the herb salt onto two rimmed baking sheets and place in the oven for 20 minutes. The salt will form a solid slab on each sheet.
  5. Break up the slab with your hands, a fork or spoon, a potato masher, whatever you like. Then pass the mixture through a sieve into a large bowl until there are no clumps left.
  6. Divide the herb salt among 12 small jars such as these wide-mouth half pint jars. Label and give!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size:

1 teaspoon

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 1 Total Fat:: 0g Carbohydrates:: 0.2g Fiber:: 0.1g Protein:: 0g

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