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.
I am always on the lookout for new things to make from the garden.
Recently I learned how to make specially flavored salts using herbs from my garden. ‘Herb salts’ have become a popular flavoring tool in the culinary community and they are very easy to make.
The process of making herb salts starts out looking like this…
As you can imagine there are a number of different types of herb salts that you can make. Here are a few different combinations that you might want to try:
|Rosemary Sage Garlic Salt|
All of these herb salt blends can be made following the same steps as I have done for my herb salt blend – except where noted.
Rosemary Lemon Pepper Salt – 1/3 cup rosemary leaves, 2 tablespoons lemon zest, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 cup kosher salt.
*(Increase cooking time to 1 hour)
Rosemary Sage and Garlic Salt – 1/2 cup of rosemary leaves, 1/2 cup sage, 5 peeled garlic cloves and 1/4 cup kosher salt.
Sage Thyme and Garlic Salt – 1/2 cup sage, 1/2 cup thyme, 5 peeled garlic cloves and 1/4 cup kosher salt.
If your garden is filled with herbs, this is a creative way to use them in the kitchen or give them as gifts. Even if you don’t have a garden filled with herbs, you can find fresh herbs at your local grocery store or farmers market.
So, how about you? What would herb(s) would your ideal herb salt contain?
I enjoy DIY projects – particularly when they involve things that I have grown in my garden.
Using herbs from my garden when I cook always gives me a special satisfaction, and my food tastes great too!
|‘Herbes de Provence’ salt|