Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender Sea Salt

Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender Sea Salt

Faith Durand
May 11, 2009

Look at this lovely lavender salt given to me by a friend. It's a wet, rough salt with all the herbal fragrance of lavender infused in big, flaky chunks of salt. It's absolutely delicious, but I also want more inspiration for creative ways to use it.

Like the truffle salt Elizabeth mentioned earlier today, flavored are a great way to add a little special something to otherwise simple dishes. One thing I have done (and loved) with this lavender salt is smeared crackers with a little bit of soft goat cheese, drizzled some honey on top, then sprinkled with just a tiny pinch of lavender salt crystals.

But I'd love more ideas, too. Have you ever used lavender salt, and if so, on what?

Buy it: Lavender Sea Salt, $3.95 at The Girl & The Fig

Related: Recipe: Fig and Lavender Goat Cheese Galettes

(Images: Faith Durand)

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