Homemade Herb Salt

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 5 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 1.5 cups



  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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 :)

Sue Seidenspinner Durjan

Sue Seidenspinner Durjan

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!



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.

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Amount Per Serving (72 total)

  • Calories
  • < 1 cal
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 1760 mg
  • 70%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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