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6 Homemade Flavoured Salt Recipes to Delight!

Salt on its own can take any dish from o…kay to Oh-La-La! with just a sprinkle, but when you mix these glorious white crystals with other flavours the results can be scrumptious to say the least.

Flavoured salts are super easy to make, fun to use and when packed in cute little jars, they make a great, original gift!

We have selected our favourite flavoured salt recipes however, as salt is a natural preserver you can pretty much mix it with whatever other ingredients you want, giving you endless options of flavours that can be sprinkled indefinitely over meats, vegetables, cheese, fruits and desserts.

Be ready to wake up your tastebuds with these amazing flavoured salt recipes.

Flavoured Salts

Rosemary and Lavender Flavoured Salt

This rosemary and lavender salt is great over roast chicken, grilled meats, sliced tomatoes, and cheese on toast!

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried organic rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried organic lavender

You are also going to need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Jar for storage

Instructions:

  • Using the bowl, mix all ingredients together
  • Transfer to a jar and store

Roasted Garlic Flavoured Salt

The perfect condiment for BBQ’s but make sure you also try over white fish, sliced tomatoes and chips!

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Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup kosher salt

You are also going to need:

  • Oven
  • Tin foil
  • Fork
  • Ovenproof glass dish
  • Small jars for storage

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  • Place the garlic on tin foil, drizzle with the olive oil, wrap it up and place in the oven
  • Cook for about 30-40 minutes until the garlic cloves are soft
  • Take garlic out of the oven and let it cool
  • Once cooled, squeeze out the roasted garlic and stir in the salt
  • Using a fork or your fingers, gently mix the salt and garlic in large shallow ovenproof glass dish. Try to break up the salt as much as possible
  • Preheat the oven to 93ºC
  • Place the garlic salt in the oven to dry out about 20-30 minutes
  • Once the moisture has been removed and it has cooled, use a fork to break up the salt.
  • Store in small jars

Bacon Flavoured Salt

Sprinkle this delicious salt over baked potatoes, eggs, burgers, avocados, dips and practically anything else you can think of because we all know it, bacon makes everything better.

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coarse salt
  • 8 ounces thin cut bacon

You are also going to need:

  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Coffee grinder
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Jar to store
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 190ºC
  • Wrinkle up the baking paper so that there are creases for the bacon grease to drip into
  • Lay the bacon across and cook for about 25-30 minutes or until completely crisp (Make sure the bacon doesn’t burn though!)
  • Once the bacon is crisp, transfer it to a paper towel and blot the grease off
  • Place the bacon in the coffee grinder and pulse until it reaches the consistency you prefer
  • Using your bowl mix the bacon and salt together
  • Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge

Chili Lime Flavoured Salt

As you would have guessed, this fiery salt is epic over fajitas and tacos however, you can try it on just about everything, even popcorn!

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Makes about ¾ cup

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh organic lime zest

You are also going to need:

  • Lemon zester or cheese grater
  • Towel
  • Mixing bowl
  • Jar for storage

Instructions:

  • Using the zester or cheese grater, remove the outer zest from the lime (Make sure not to peel off the bitter white pith, just the outside will do)
  • Lay zest on a towel and allow to air dry for a few hours
  • Mix the dry zest with salt and crushed red pepper flakes
  • Transfer to the jar and store

Vanilla Flavoured Salt

Because salt can also be delicious sprinkled over sweet things, this vanilla salt will add a great pop of flavour to strawberries, chocolate, mousses and any other dessert.

Makes about ¾ cup

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coarse salt
  • 3-4 vanilla beans

You are also going to need:

  • Sharp knife
  • Coffee grinder
  • Mixing bowl
  • Jar for storage

Instructions:

  • Using your knife, cut a slit down the entire length of the vanilla bean
  • Scrape out the seeds in the center using the tip of your knife (These should have a paste-like consistency)
  • Place a small amount of salt in the coffee grinder with the vanilla beans and pulse until completely combined
  • Pour the vanilla/salt mixture in the bowl along with the rest of the salt and thoroughly mix with a spoon
  • Transfer to a jar and store

Red Wine Flavoured Salt

This red wine salt is perfect over grilled meats, steak, lamb and dark chocolate, yum!

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Makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • 3 cups red wine

You are also going to need:

  • Saucepan or pot
  • Cooking spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
  • Airtight container

Instructions:

  • Pour the wine In your saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer until the wine has reduced to a syrup thick enough to coat a spoon (About 15-20 minutes) When the reduction starts to thicken, keep an eye on it as it can go from thick to burnt quickly
  • Once reduced, immediately add salt and stir until the salt has completely absorbed the wine and has changed color
  • Preheat the oven to 75°C
  • Pour salt onto a baking tray and heat dry it by placing it in the oven for about 2 hours, making sure to stir frequently
  • Once dry, transfer the salt to an airtight container

Note: You can also air dry the salt in case you don’t want to use an oven. Simply set aside the baking tray in which you have put the salt for 2 days, stirring frequently.

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