How to Make Basil Salt

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July 21, 2018
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How to Make Basil Salt

This incredibly delicious and versatile Basil Salt recipe adds favor + texture to salads, soups, fresh fruit + more. Here’s an easy way to make your own Basil Salt. It’s perfect for gifts too!

Flavored salts are all the rage these days.  

Use them as a finishing salt for any dish, or use it to infuse flavor into meats while cooking.

Basil and salt

I started with coarse salt and fresh basil from my garden. I used a combination of Italian and Thai basil since I had both growing.

Throw the basil into a blender, stems and all, and chop fine.

Throw the basil into a blender, stems and all, and chop fine.

Add in the salt and pulse the blender until the salt and basil is combined well.

Add in the salt and pulse the blender until the salt and basil is combined well.

Remove the mixture from the blender and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Remove the mixture from the blender and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Basil salt

Use any fresh herbs that suit your fancy! I also made a mint version…

California Melon Season. Make a Melon Bar!

Perfect for our Summer Melon Bar or on this Watermelon Radish Salad! Try it sprinkled on Alison’s Egg Salad Sandwich or around the rim of Aida’s Charred Citrus Margaritas too.

If you really love basil, use it to add an extra kick to KC’s Lemon Basil Margarita recipe.

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Basil Salt

This incredibly delicious and versatile Basil Salt recipe adds favor + texture to salads, soups, fresh fruit + more. Here's an easy way to make your own Basil Salt. It's perfect for gifts too!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, salt
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

Instructions

  • Place the fresh basil in a blender and chop until very fine.
  • Add the salt and pulse to combine.
  • Remove the mixture from the blender and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Notes

Feel free to use any other fresh herb, such as mint, rosemary, etc. I think a combination of flavors would work great, too!

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