Flavoured Salts

Flavoured salts can bring a little something extra to your meals. The best part is they are really easy to make. These salt mixes are ready to use right after you make them, but they do get a bit better with time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salt – I used Himalayan salt from Bulk Barn.
  • Lime zest
  • Lemon zest
  • Finely chopped herbs
  • Lavender
  • Small container for storage (baby food jars work great).

Version 1: Lime Salt

I like using lime salt for dishes like tacos or roasted peanuts.

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Directions

  1. Measure out about 1/4 cup of salt.
  2. Zest one whole lime.
  3. Combine lime zest with salt in a sealable container (I used an empty baby food jar).
  4. Shake your container to combine.
  5. That’s it. Easiest fancy thing you’ve ever made.

Version 2: Lemon Lavender Salt

This one is a bit more out there because of the floral flavour of the lavender. A pinch of this salt combined with some coconut milk and honey then frozen can be a nice grown-up popsicle treat in the summer. You can even do a light dusting over some fruit (like watermelon) to give it a little extra something.

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Directions

  1. Measure out about 1/4 cup of salt.
  2. Zest one full lemon.
  3. Chop up about 1/4 tsp of dried lavender (you can buy this at Bulk Barn in the spice isle for a very reasonable price).
  4. Combine all of your ingredients in a sealable container.
  5. Shake to combine.
  6. Look how fancy you are!

Version 3: Herbed Salt

This version goes great with meat, sprinkled on potatoes, or even sprinkled on some mixed, roasted nuts to add a savoury element.

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Directions

  1. Measure about 1/4 cup of salt.
  2. Finely chop 3 fresh sage leaves, two sprigs of fresh thyme, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  3. Combine all of your ingredients in your sealable container.
  4. Shake to combine.
  5. Now you are three-ways fancy.

Version 4: Your version

You can use all sorts of things to spice your salt. Garlic, chilli peppers, or orange zest would be great additions.

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