Today we bring you these insanely adorable and tasty herbed salt! They’re so easy to prepare, and help to add flavor to your dishes. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a weakness for salt. I enjoy my dishes well-seasoned, and have tried many different alternatives to reduce my sodium intake.
One of them has been adding a variety of herbs and spices to dishes to intensify their flavor. I thought, why not incorporate these herbs and spices into a salt mix? That way I get the best of both worlds. The results are a Spicy Turmeric Salt, Garlicky Sage Salt, and Peppery Rosemary Salt. Yes, they’re as good as they sound. I’ve seen spiced salt mixes at the store, but they’re usually loaded with additives, anti-caking agents, and other random ingredients. No thank you.
Aside from flavor, these salts are a great way to get a boost of nutrition in your meals.Typically when we think of the powerful effects of food, we think about the array of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that we can get from fruits and veggies. But the wonderful world of herbs and spices quite often gets forgotten about.
Many cultures that include a variety of herbs and spices in their diets have seen powerful health benefits. Turmeric is a staple in South Asian dishes for centuries. It has been shown to reduce inflammation in a number of chronic disease and may aid in digestive disorders. It’s commonly used for teas, tonics, skin creams, and more. Similarly, herbs like rosemary, parsley, and sage, all provide a wide range of medicinal properties.
To get started with our recipe for these herbed salts, you’ll want to leave your fresh herbs out in the sun for one day, so they can dry out. These would be the sage, parsley, and rosemary. If you don’t have access to direct sunlight somewhere outside, you can place the herbs by a window that does get direct sunlight. Alternatively, you can skip this step by using dried herbs from the market.
Next, add the ingredients for the particular salt blend you’re making into a completely dry blender. Blend until everything is mixed well together, and you have uniform consistency and color. Store your salt in a small glass container, and use it in your favorite dishes! These also make for the cutest gifts!
Have you made herbed salts before? Let us know your favorite blends in the comments below! If you try these, make sure you tag us in your pics, and let us know how they came out for you. xoxo
- 1/4 cup ground turmeric
- 1/4 cup ground smoked paprika
- 1/2 tbsp ground cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 1/4 cup dried sage leaves
- 1/4 cup dried parsley leaves
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 1/2 cup rosemary leaves
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup sea salt
If using fresh herbs (sage, parsley, rosemary), leave them out in the sun for one day so the herbs can dry out.
You can also put them by a window that gets direct sunlight.
If using dried herbs, skip this step entirely and proceed to add the ingredients for the particular salt blend you're making into a completely dry blender.
Blend until everything is mixed well together, and you have uniform consistency and color
Store your salt in a small glass container, and use it in your favorite dishes!