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Are you someone who adores cilantro, looking for more ways to add it to their favorite Mexican food?


Here is a new use for cilantro that deserves a spot on your pantry shelf – cilantro herb salt.


Cilantro herb salt can be used to flavor food where you would normally add salt and cilantro separately.  It is so easy to make, you’ll want to create a huge batch for yourself and friends and family.

Here is how to make your own:

1. Add 1 bunch of cilantro (cutting the stems off first) to your food processor.


2. Add 1 1/2 cups of kosher salt and pulse until the cilantro is mixed in and the salt turned green.


3. Place the cilantro salt mixture on a baking sheet and bake at 225 degrees for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and lightly mix up and bake for another 30 minutes.
4. Allow to cool before putting it in an airtight glass jar.


Your cilantro herb salt will keep for a long time, but the flavor is strongest when used within 6 months.
So what are you waiting for?  Grab some cilantro and kosher salt today and make some delicious herb salt for yourself and more for gifts.

**Cilantro herb salt is just the beginning.  Learn how to make basil or rosemary herb salts too!


I recently re-planted my herb container for the cool-season.

Last spring, I planted my container with rosemary, green basil, purple basil, sage, thyme and oregano.  All of these herbs do well in the warm-season and I enjoyed being able to step outside the kitchen with cut fresh herbs whenever I needed them.


 You can read the post here, to see how to grow herbs in containers.
I also did a “How-To” video about this too 🙂

Okay, so now that cooler weather is on its way, I wanted to add some different herbs that would do well through the winter in my zone 9 garden.


I planted Dill, Garlic, Lavender, Parsley, another Thyme and kept the Sage the I had originally planted.

My kids added some of their Petunias that their grandma bought them in the container too, which will add some nice color.
Other herbs that can handle cooler weather in USDA zones 9 and above are Cilantro, Chives, Fennel, Lemon Grass and Rosemary.

I highly recommend planting your own herb container.  It is very easy and so fun to be able to harvest your own herbs!