This homemade rosemary salt is simple and delicious. It’s perfect for grilling and baking. Makes a great straight-from-the-kitchen gift too!
When I shared the tutorial for making a rosemary wreath, Gail (one of my readers) left a lovely comment and mentioned another way to use your homegrown rosemary. She makes rosemary salt, and even shared her method. I did a little research and discovered that there are two ways to make rosemary salt. The first, Gail’s method, uses dried rosemary. The second uses fresh rosemary, but the salt needs to be dried in the oven. That’s just one more step, so Gail’s method seemed easier and quicker.
I snipped some sprigs of dried rosemary from my wreath to make this. I felt very accomplished, and was so glad I had made the wreath! If you don’t want to bother with the wreath, just snip some rosemary stems, loosely tie them together, and hang them to dry. It’s very simple to put the rosemary salt together. Here’s how…
Rosemary Salt Ingredients:
1 cup kosher salt
5 dried rosemary stems
Strip the leaves from the rosemary stems. Discard the stems. Combine salt & rosemary in the bowl of a small food processor. Pulse until the rosemary is completely mixed with the salt. Package in an air-tight container.
Alternate method using fresh rosemary: Combine 1 cup kosher salt with 2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary. (Just the leaves, no stems.) Spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 200 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Cool. Blend in a small food processor to evenly distribute the rosemary. Store in an air-tight container.
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The next step was packaging. I decided to use mason jars but any container with a tight lid will work. A small funnel made the job of filling the jars super simple. The recipe above made two 4 oz. jars of salt with just a little bit left over.
At this point it occurred to me that this rosemary salt would make a perfect, homemade gift, so I made some labels for the jar lids. You can download and print them by clicking HERE.
Cut on the outside of the black circle for them to fit on the jar lid. Attach them to the lid with a tiny piece of double-sided tape.
There are all sorts of ways to use rosemary salt. Here are a few ideas:
- Sprinkle on pork roasts or chops.
- Season roast chicken or leg of lamb.
- Season oven roasted potatoes or vegetables.
- Use in this rustic bread recipe, or this instant yeast bread recipe.
- Combine with a loaf of rustic bread for a lovely, homemade gift.
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Thank you so much for stopping by…I hope you are enjoying these August days. Soak up the sun, enjoy harvesting your garden, and buy yourself some sunflowers!