Herb and Garlic Salt

A Couple Cooks - Herb and Garlic Salt

Our two pots of fresh herbs were the only remnant of our garden that moved to our new house this summer. We’ve been more intentional about watering, pruning, and holding on to these herbs for every last minute. But, fall has arrived in full. Usually we’d make a ton of pesto, freeze or dry the herbs, and start planning an optimistically over-sized garden for next spring. This recipe, however, is too perfect too not add our repertoire. A jar of this herb salt is good on everything; we’ve tried it on raw carrots, pastas, eggs, grilled cheese, and have only had it around for about a week!

If you’ve got any fresh herbs still hanging on outside, I highly recommend you whipping up a batch of this stuff. If you don’t, you must have a pot next year! The recipe is completely loose, so just add whatever herbs you’ve got!


Herbed Salt

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 2 cups


  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup mixed fresh savory herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, and so forth)
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients. Pulse a few time to integrate the herbs into the salt, being careful not to over-process the ingredients into powder. (Alternatively, mince all ingredients together with a knife.)
  2. Set oven to its lowest temperature (about 200°F), and dry the salt for 45 minutes to an hour, until dry to touch. Store in an airtight jar.


About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.


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    October 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I love this! We still have parsley, basil and oregano-thyme in our garden. The basil is looking pretty lackluster after some really cold nights, but I’m going to use what’s left and make some of this. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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      October 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm


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    November 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    What a great idea! Do you know how long the salt will last?

    • Reply
      November 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      No idea, but I’m assuming a long time :)

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