Recipe: Herby Lemon Salt

updated May 1, 2019
Herby Lemon Salt
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This Herby Lemon Salt is one of the most practical and multipurpose seasoning salts you can have in your cupboard. The fresh citrus brightens up everything from poultry to hummus — even fresh fruit!

Mix up the herbs to create new flavors or just stick to your favorites. I’ve used fresh thyme, rosemary, and oregano, but I bet some cilantro or even mint would be great additions. Try sprinkling it on some buttered corn on the cob!

Although this blend uses fresh herbs, it will keep quite well in the cupboard for several weeks — at least! The low moisture and the salt itself both help preserve the mix, even at room temperature.

Herby Lemon Salt

Makesabout 1/2 cup

Nutritional Info


  • 2 tablespoons

    chopped fresh herbs, like fresh thyme, rosemary, and oregano

  • 1/2 cup

    flakey sea salt, like Maldon, or medium-grain kosher or sea salt

  • Zest of one medium lemon


  1. Add the herbs and 1/4 cup of the salt to a spice grinder or food processor. Pulse about 5 times until the herbs are small but before the salt becomes sandy. Mix with the remaining salt and lemon zest. Place contents in a glass container and store in a cool, dry place.

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