Herb salt at hand is my secret trick to kicking savory dishes up a notch. You can add it to steaks, fish, stews and soups for a punch of flavor.
You just need a handful of dried herbs and coarse sea salt to make it this quick herb salt. And you most likely have them all in your pantry already. Plus, making it yourself at home is much healthier (and cheaper) than buying those store-bought seasoning salts with questionable ingredients.
Tips on How to Cook with Herb Salt
- If using herb salt with meat, rub 1 tablespoon of herb salt evenly all over the meat and let sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- In soups, stews, and stir fry recipes, add in the herb salt while cooking and mix well to ensure the salt dissolves and is evenly distributed.
- If you have a grinder, place the herb salt in the grinder and use it as a finishing salt over cooked meals.
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- 2 cups coarse sea salt
- ½ cup dried parsley
- ½ cup dried rosemary
- ½ cup dried thyme
- ½ cup dried oregano
- ½ cup dried granulated garlic
- Combine the salt and dried herbs together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well to combine until all the ingredients are evenly distributed
- Store in an airtight glass jar.
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Do you have a good clean (No pesticides or preservatives) resource for your dried herbs and also for Tea?
I prefer to first check out local apothecary and natural health food stores. Otherwise, Mountain Rose is a great online retailer.
Hello, some family members say that the salts recommended like Real Salt, Pink Himalayan salt and the like have “sand” or the like in the salt and that it damages one’s kidneys over long term use of these kinds of salts. They claim that if you try to dissolve a teaspoon of the salt in water it does not fully dissolve but leaves a residue at the bottom of the cup. If you do that with regular white table salt it disappears thereby in their mind its a better salt. I tried this with Real Salt and yes it does not fully dissolve in water. What are your thoughts about this? I still use alternative salts but wasn’t sure what to answer my relatives.
Hi Llona, we haven’t heard of testing salt through that method. Stomach acid and proper breakdown in the digestive system would not create build up within the body. You may be interested in this article that discusses salt more thoroughly, https://hormonesbalance.com/articles/salt-good-or-bad-for-hormones-which-ones-are-best-worst/
I hope this helps. ~HB Support