This Sunday I made a couple of jars of Homemade herbal salt, it was a very soothing and almost meditative task. It’s also a lovely idea for a homemade and sustainable gift. Herbal salt is an easy and sustainable way to add flavor to your dishes that is both healthy and delicious. The best part is that you can grow and dry the herbs yourself, which makes it even more satisfying to use in your cooking. I used dry herbs from both my gardens; the spanish and the Swedish and I used, Rosmary, Oregano, thyme and sage.
To start, you’ll need to grow your herbs. You can do this in your garden or in pots on your balcony or windowsill. Some great herbs to use for this recipe include rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano. These herbs are easy to grow and will provide you with a lot of flavor but of course you can mix as you like and prefer..
Once your herbs have grown, it’s time to harvest them. Cut the herbs in the morning after the dew has dried, but before the sun gets too hot. This will ensure that your herbs are at their freshest and most flavorful.
Next, you’ll want to dry your herbs. You can do this by hanging them upside down in a well-ventilated area. This will allow the air to circulate around the herbs and dry them out slowly. You can also use a dehydrator to speed up the process, but slow and sustainable is the way to go. I ususally hang them on a pegrail over a radiator and it really works well.
How to make the Herbal salt
Once your herbs are dry, it’s time to make the herbal salt. Simply mix equal parts of your dried herbs and salt in a food processor or blender. You can adjust the ratio to your liking, but I find that one cup of each works well. You can also experiment with different types of salt, such as sea salt or pink Himalayan salt.
Store your herbal salt in an airtight container and use it to season your favorite dishes. It’s great on roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and even popcorn. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing that you grew and dried the herbs yourself, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly addition to your kitchen.
In conclusion, homemade herbal salt is a delicious and sustainable way to add flavor to your cooking. By growing and drying your own herbs, you can ensure that your salt is of the highest quality and tastes amazing. So why not give it a try and see how it elevates your dishes to the next level?