Using simple flavorful liquids such as balsamic vinegar or Sriracha sauce, YOU can make personalized flavored salt gifts or just spice up your dish!
Looking for a personalized gift but you just can’t find the right thing? Well, check your cupboard because I’m telling you it’s THERE! No kidding. Go look…I’ll wait.
Flavoring salt with tasty liquids like vinegar or citrus is a quick and inventive way to gift another cook or just make something different for that millionth roasted chicken you are making. Think about it… a bit of Sriracha salt on that chicken? A dash of lime/jalapeno salt? Yum!
Best thing is, the flavor profiles are diverse and many. Use your imagination and create to your hearts content. Did I mention how INEXPENSIVE this is? It is. But let’s keep that between us.
I used this salt which was in my cupboard but my favorite salt EVER is in storage and next time I make this recipe I’ll be using this. I hate to waste things ya know. Good thing is, any course salt will work for this recipe!
Need a clearer idea of how this works? Watch the video to see exactly how easy this is then print the recipe so you’ll always have it! Then snoop your cupboards and come up with a great combination for your favorite chef. I’m telling you they will LOVE it. No kidding.
A great way to make inexpensive, personalized seasonings for family and friends!
- 1/4 cup coarse salt; kosher, sea salt, use your favorite
- 2 tsp lemon or lime juice
- 1 tsp lemon or lime zest; please use organic citrus for this
Preheat oven to 350°. Once it's reached temperature, turn it off. This is a slow dry. You do NOT have to use the oven. This can sit out on your counter for a day or two to dry as well.
Combine citrus juice with zest and salt. Stir.
Spread your flavored salt out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pop into oven, place in a dehydrator or let rest on your counter.
Bottle, tag and you're DONE! It's just that easy.
*Don't be afraid to play with the portions of zest that you add to the salt. Careful with the liquid though, you don't want to dissolve the salt.
Don’t forget to try these spicier salts. Great on deviled eggs, avocado toast, popcorn, french fries… I could go on!
A fun way to create a personalized flavor for you spice cabinet or someone else's!
- 1/4 cup salt
- 2 tsp balsamic, malt vinegar or red wine vinegars; use your imagination but ONLY use 2 tsp
In a bowl combine salt with your choice of citrus, zest or vinegars. Stir & dry.
To dry you can preheat your oven to 350° then turn off once temperature is reached. Place salts on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in oven for slow dry or place in your dehydrator and follow manufacturers instructions for drying.
*OR* you can leave on lined cookie sheet and let it rest on your counter for 1 to 2 days until dry. Bottle once your salts are dry.
What flavor combination do you think you’ll make?