Herb and Garlic Salt Recipe

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Use up extra fresh herbs with this delicious herb and garlic salt recipe! Herb salt is a tasty addition to pasta, eggs, and olive oil for dipping bread.

Herb and Garlic Salt Recipe

Our two pots of fresh herbs were the only remnant of our garden that moved to our new house this summer. We’ve been intentional about watering and pruning, and holding on to these herbs for every last second. But, fall has arrived in full. And with it, cooler weather that’s not fit for keeping these fresh herbs alive. Since we had a bunch of fresh herbs left over, Alex suggested making an herb and garlic salt recipe. And after making it: wow, was it worth it! Keep reading for the herb garlic salt recipe.

Related: How to Grow Herbs in Pots

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Using fresh herbs for herb salt

Usually at the end of the herb growing season, Alex and I would take our leftover herbs and make a ton of pesto, freeze, or dry the herbs. And then we’d start planning an optimistically over-sized garden for next spring. Using them to make an herb and garlic salt recipe was completely new to us, but it’s too perfect not to add to our repertoire. Now of course, you can make an herb and garlic salt recipe any time of the year: so don’t feel like you have to wait until the end of the season! Typically our basil plants are out of control in the summer, so there are enough fresh herbs to go around.

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How to make this herb garlic salt recipe

Making this herb and garlic salt recipe is incredibly simple. All you need are 2 cups of kosher salt, 1 cup of fresh herbs, and 1 garlic clove. Whiz the two together in a blender, and then bake the mixture at very low heat for about an hour. When you’re done, you can store the herb garlic salt in airtight jar indefinitely

What herbs are best in this herb salt recipe? The recipe is completely loose, so just add whatever herbs you’ve got! We used basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sag, but you could use anything you have on hand. If you aren’t growing fresh herbs, you must start some pots! All you need are a few pots and a sunny ledge to grow herbs. Here’s our instruction manual: How to grow herbs in pots.

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How to serve this herb garlic salt recipe

A jar of this herb salt is good on everything. We’ve tried it on raw carrots, pasta, scrambled eggs, in olive oil for dipping bread, and on grilled cheese. And we’re still trying new ideas! Do you have ideas for how to use herb salt in your cooking? Let us know in the comments below.

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Herb and Garlic Salt Recipe


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Use up extra fresh herbs with this delicious herb and garlic salt recipe! Herb salt is a tasty addition to pasta, eggs, and olive oil for dipping bread.


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

  • Category: Essential Recipes
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Garlic Salt Recipe, Herb Salt

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog 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 recipe 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.

4 Comments

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    Courtney
    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!

    • Reply
      Alex
      October 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Perfect!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    November 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

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

    • Reply
      Alex
      November 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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

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