Make Your Own Herbal Culinary Salts

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We all know that herbs can add flavor to our foods. Rosemary, sage, and basil are a few of our favorites. One fun and tasty seasoning that you can make at home is rosemary, thyme, or lemon verbena salts. This activity is a good project to undertake when teaching young chefs to blend flavors and control sodium in recipes. These salts are perfect for the spring season. Try this easy recipe by Pam Greer.

Herb Salts

½ cup coarse sea salt

½ cup of herbs (rosemary, thyme, or verbena) choose one

1 cup of sea salt


  • Combine ½ cup of salt and herbs in the food processor and pulse until fine. Add the rest of the salt and pulse until just combined.
  • Spread out on a baking sheet and let air dry for at least two hours before putting into jars.