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Lime salt is a fun condiment that takes just 2 minutes to make! It adds a zingy seasoning to cocktail rims, chicken, fish and vegetables.

Lime Salt
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Got leftover limes? Use the extra zest for Lime Salt! This fun condiment is two ingredients and takes just a few minutes to put together. It adds a zingy seasoning that works for anything from a margarita rim to chicken, fish, vegetables and more. Come experience the fun of this quick DIY seasoning!

How to make lime salt

All you need for this recipe are lime zest and salt. Really, there’s nothing more fun than a recipe that has all the ingredients in its name (like miso butter or whiskey lemonade)! You’ll combine them using one of a few methods. Here’s how to make lime salt:

  • Mix ½ cup kosher or sea salt and 2 tablespoons lime zest.
  • Blend them in a food processor, blender, or mortar and pestle until combined.

You might find some homemade recipes indicate to bake the salt and zest. However, the high temperature causes the lime zest to become browned, making it appear less appetizing. Using fresh zest is the way to go! Keep in mind that the color of the zest does dull over time.

Lime Salt

Storage info

Homemade lime salt tastes best when it is fresh. Store leftovers at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. The color of the lime zest will dull and become less bright green over time.

Ways to use lime salt

There are so many ways to use this zingy condiment! Our top recommendation is for the rim of a cocktail glass, but you can also use it to season foods like chicken, fish, vegetables, and more. Here are a few ideas for how to use lime salt:

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This lime salt recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Lime Salt

Lime Salt


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ½ cup 1x

Description

Lime salt is a fun condiment that takes just 2 minutes to make! It adds a zingy seasoning to cocktail rims, chicken, fish and vegetables.


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest

Instructions

  1. Blend the salt and lime zest in a blender, food processor, or using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Use fresh for margaritas or to season chicken, fish, vegetables, fries and more. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 2 weeks.
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!