Lemon Herb Salt

From infusing vinaigrettes to meat, fish and poultry rubs, as a fat-free veggie seasoning and an amazing fresh kick to your scrambled eggs, this all-purpose seasoned salt is sure to become a mainstay in the kitchen. Why this upsurge in fancy salt, you ask? Check out our comparison article and learn the science of sea salt vs. table salt.

And if that wasn’t convincing enough, here’s some more science:

Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins and nutrients than the juice and pulp. To name a few: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Lemon lowers cholesterol, improves bone health, balances alkalinity, detoxes the liver and is naturally antibacterial and antifungal…and contains 22 anti-cancer compounds at last count. Need more lemon in your life? Try our twist on the classic summer beverage, Honey-Sweetened Mint Wheatgrass Lemonade.

As for rosemary and thyme, well there’s a reason songs have been written! This pair is the equivalent of Wonder Woman’s shield and gauntlets. Thyme is antiseptic, antiviral, antirheumatic, antiparasitic and antifungal. Rosemary’s list of benefits is equally impressive, from pain relief to reducing inflammation, immunity and circulation boosting, detoxifying, and supportive of brain function.

That being said, what this roasted herbal fairy dust really does best is make everything delicious.

Lemon Herb Salt
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup kosher sea salt
  • ½ cup fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup fresh thyme
  • zest of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225F degrees
  2. Chop your fresh herbs.
  3. Combine sea salt, herbs and zest in a bowl and toss to mix.
  4. Spread out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake one hour, stirring once or twice to break up clumps and to ensure even baking.
  6. When salt mixture is baked dry, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Store in a glass container and use as desired.
Notes
Variations:
Basil & garlic
Rosemary & sage
Lemon, garlic & black pepper
Oregano & thyme
Uses:
Wonderful on chicken, fish & vegetables.
Top salads or season breads or pizza crusts.
Beautiful as a finishing salt; perfect as a gift.

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Katie Warner

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