Adding Flavors to Salt is a Perfect Marriage!
I am in love with salt! In fact, I’d go as far as saying that it is the one ingredient I could not live without in my kitchen.
Lately, I have been playing with different infused sea salt recipes and it has been fun to experiment and to change the flavor of a certain dish all together just by changing up the salts profile a bit.
Want to know the cool part? It is super easy to make all kinds of different salt combinations and I am going to share them with you today! Are you ready for this? Let do this!
Get a Good Microplane Zester…
When making something like a infused lime salt recipe, it is important to have a quality zester. The good news is that you can get a great zester for right around $10!
Try to buy a Microplane zester. They are sharper and so much easier to clean! And you will have beautiful zest in no time!
Look how fine this zest is…beautiful right?
Flaky Salt & Mortars!
It is important to use the right salt when making infused salt recipes. But salt is salt, right?
Nope, not so! For this recipe, you are wanting a flaky sea salt like this one. Flaky sea salt allows you to grind the lime into the salt easier.
The only other thing you need is a Mortar and Pestle. This infuses the sea salt with the lime or other flavors that you might be using.
If you do not have a mortar, you can simply work the flavor into the salt with a wooden spoon, but I find that I get the best results by using a mortar and pestle.
Basic Infused Salt Recipe:
A general rule of thumb is for every 1/4 cup of sea salt use 1-2 tsp of flavorings (depending on your liking).
I promise you are going to love this lime salt recipe that I am sharing today! I typically like to use 1/2 cup of salt to one lime (or about 1 tbsp of zest per 1/2 cup of salt), but everyone’s tastes are different.
Experiment with the amount of flavoring you desire. Don’t be afraid to add in a bit more!
My favorite Infused Sea Salt Combinations
I encourage you to use your imagination. How about these options:
- lemon salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 2 tsp lemon zest
- cilantro-lime salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 1 tsp lime zest, 2 tsp fresh cilantro
- chili-lime salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 2 tsp lime zest, 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- chipotle-lime salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 2 tsp lime zest, 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- rosemary-garlic salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- thyme infused salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 2 tsp fresh thyme chopped finely
- sage salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 2 tsp fresh sage leaves chopped finely
- vanilla-cinnamon salt – 1/4 cup sea salt, 1 vanilla bean scraped out, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix ingredients really well into the salt. Don’t be shy, work the ingredients into the salt (a wooden spoon or mortar and pestle should be used).
Bake or dehydrate your infused sea salt recipes for 80 minutes at 220F. You don’t want your salt to brown, you just want to dry out the herbs and allow the flavors to work together for a bit.
Allow to cool completely and store in a cool dry place. Use within a years time.
My Favorite Infused Lime Salt Recipe
So here it is…my favorite lime infused sea salt!
Enjoy and come back and tell me what combinations you like to make when making your own infused salts!
- 1/2 cup flaky sea salt
- zest of one lime (about 1 tbsp)
- Preheat oven or dehydrator to 220F.
- Zest one lime.
- Place 1/2 cup flaky sea salt into a mortar and add in the zest.
- With a pestle, grind the lime zest into the salt. Don’t be shy, really work the zest into the salt.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the salt onto the baking sheet.
- Cook for 80 minutes. The lime zest should crumble in your fingers when rubbed in between them.
- Allow to fully cool and store in a container in a cool dry place.
- Use with a years time.