How to Make Herb Salt

by | Apr 27, 2018 | Eat Well | 0 comments

The first time I used homemade herb salt was a few years back when my herb-loving bestie gave me a jar as a gift.  She had an abundance of Sweet Valley Lovage (a celery-flavoured herb) and made a lovage salt which was to die for!

It was so good on beef, chicken and in sauces that I quickly used it up and was left wanting more! That’s when I figured out how to make Sweet Valley herb salt. The possibilities and combinations are endless.

herb salt with dried herbs in a jar

The first step is to pick your herbs. You will want to dry them, and you can do this quickly by cheating and using the microwave. Shhhh…. I won’t tell! Or you can read our post on How to Dry Your Herbs to allow them to air dry.


Strip the leaves off your fresh herbs and place like-size herbs on a paper towel-lined plate. Make sure they are spread out evenly. Cover with another piece of paper towel and microwave for 1 minute. Check every 20 seconds for smaller leaves. Let your herbs sit for about 30 minutes.

Then crush them by using a mortar and pestle, or gently rubbing them in the palm of your hand. You should have small flakes in the amount of about 2-3 tablespoons of dried herbs.

I wanted a couple varieties of salt mixes, so for one I used: Rosemary, Sage, Summer Savory and Thyme (this would be a great combo to use on any meat). My Italian combo was Basil, Thyme, Oregano and Italian Parsley.

You will need 3 tablespoons of dried and crushed herbs and ½ cup coarse sea salt. (You could even add 1teaspoon of garlic powder.)

Stir your dried herbs into the salt and VOILA!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use herb salt on popcorn.
  • Use lemon flavoured herb salt for fish or chicken.
  • Use lavender to make a relaxing bath salt.

Have fun and experiment with different flavours!