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Herbed Salt: A great Way to Preserve Your Fresh Herbs

As the cool crisp fall weather is quickly approaching, many of you may be contemplating what to do with the excess herbs in your garden. Or perhaps you bought some fresh herbs and have extra lying around that you do not know what to do with. The following method of preserving herbs is a great method to save your herbs, and also makes a great gift for friends, family, hostess, teachers, or colleagues.

The technique sown below uses the fresh rosemary I have been growing over the summer but essentially any herb works. Also, you can use a variety of herbs and do you own blend. You can make specific blends for recipes and use as a dry rub, such as a sage and rosemary blend for pork tenderloin.

The great flexibility of having an herbed salt on hand is the ability to adjust a dish to ones taste by seasoning afterwards. For instance, I am not a big fan of dill, so if I ever serve salmon other diners may season their dish with a dill salt. The possibilities are endless. This would work great on meats, vegetables, or even make your own popcorn seasoning.

You will need:

1/2 cup coarse sea salt + 1/4 cup reserve
Herbs of your choice
Small food processor or hand blender

rosemary and salt

1) Depending on the herb, in my case rosemary, strip the leaves from the stalk.

rosemary in blender

2) Place in a food processor with he 1/2 cup sea salt and blend until mixed

rosemary blended

3) Transfer contents into jar. I ten add the 1/4 cup reserve of sea salt and shake the container. I like adding un-blended sea salt to have the large flake texture.rosemary bottled copy

6 comments on “Herbed Salt: A great Way to Preserve Your Fresh Herbs

  1. That other cook...
    October 11, 2013

    this is brilliant, my herbs usually wilt and end up in the trash. Thanks for this tip!

  2. emmasouthlondon
    March 3, 2014

    This is a fantastic idea – both for keeping, and giving away!
    Thank you –
    Emma 🙂

    • simplystrikingblog
      March 3, 2014

      Yes! I love giving them away as hostess gifts, and my friends love receiving them too.

      • emmasouthlondon
        March 3, 2014

        I bet they do, and hope you don’t mind if I take on your idea and do the same for my friends and guests too – such a super lovely and super useful gift!

      • simplystrikingblog
        March 3, 2014

        Of course not, I posted this for sharing 🙂

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This entry was posted on October 11, 2013 by in DIY, Food, Gardening, Gift Ideas, Recipes, Tutorial and tagged , , , , , .
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