Flavored Salt Trio

Blogger Mark Evitt of The Manly Housekeeper whips up a quick housewarming gift: A trio of salts seasoned with lemon, rosemary and vanilla.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

3
cups kosher (coarse) salt
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
4
vanilla beans
  • 1 Heat oven to 200ºF. In small bowl, place 1 cup of the salt. Mix lemon peel and juice; pour over salt and toss to coat. Spread salt on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in second small bowl, toss 1 cup salt with the rosemary until well blended.
  • 3 Cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise; scrape out seeds. Discard beans. In third small bowl, place remaining 1 cup salt; add vanilla seeds, rubbing seeds and salt together between fingers so no clumps of seeds remain.
  • 4 Store each flavored salt separately in tightly sealed container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

To package the salts for gifts, find small (about 2-ounce) resealable jars or containers—1 cup of salt will fill 4 containers. For decoration, add a piece of baked lemon peel to the jar of lemon salt; a small rosemary sprig to the rosemary salt; and a piece of scraped vanilla bean to the vanilla salt.

There are lots of other flavor possibilities…how about garlic or lavender?