Herb Salt – Sriracha Salt, Rosemary Salt and Lemon Verbena Salt! Herbed salt is so easy and adds instant flavor to foods. I know Sriracha isn’t an herb, but it makes a delicious spicy salt! Use your favorite herbs single or in combination!
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Another Way to Preserve Herb Flavors!
Well, it seems as if fall is officially over and winter has begun. I don’t know about you, but I want to hold on to the flavors of my fresh herbs as long as I can. While I love watching the weeds die, it is hard to say good bye to my herbs until next year.
I use salt on every single thing I cook, even a pinch of it in desserts – so these seem like something that would be used a lot! After looking at my herbs, I settled on rosemary and lemon verbena. And since I was making salts and had just purchased The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch , I decided to also try the Sriracha Salt.
Making Herb Salt is Easy
Making herb salt is so easy, first buy cute chalkboard labels to put on your jars! Just kidding, but how adorable are those! Since these herb salts make a great gift, labeled jars would be perfect!
For the herb salts, you just combine the herbs and some of the salt in a food processor and process until fine. Then you add the rest of the salt and process until it’s a nice coarse consistency. This gives you a nice blend. Then you just spread it on a baking sheet and let it dry for at least two hours. That’s it! So easy!
The sriracha salt takes longer to dry a couple of days. It also clumps together a bit, so a few quick pulses in the food processor gets it to the right consistency.
Homemade Herb Salts are the Best!
Oh my. I love these already! I’ve used them all on roasted chicken, fabulous! The rosemary salt on some potatoes was heavenly. The lemon verbena was perfect on some fish and according to Mr. Sidewalk Shoes the Sriracha Salt is good on everything! We even used it to rim a margarita glass with a margarita made using some jalapeno infused tequila!
Note on the recipe card, it was tricky to put the time. The herb salt can be completed in a couple of hours, the Sriracha Salt takes a couple of day – it’s no extra work, just time drying.
DIY Herb Salts - Rosemary Salt, Lemon Verbena Salt and Sriracha Salt
These DIY Herb Salts make great foodie gifts, or keep them yourself and use them in your cooking.
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 5 teaspoons sriracha sauce
Combine 1/2 cup of salt and herbs in a 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 cute jars.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine the Sriracha sauce with the salt. Spread the mixture thinly over the parchment paper and allow it to dry slowly, uncovered for a day or two. You can stir it once or twice. When it’s completely dry, store in an airtight jar. (Mine was kind of clumpy, so I broke it up a bit before storing in the jar.
The sriracha salt takes a day or two to dry.
Update Notes: This was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2018.