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Citrus Herb Salt Recipe

This has become one of our go-to secret ingredients. It is great any place that needs salt but could also use the punch of citrus. It is great on all poultry, as a base coat for briskets and is at home on roasted vegetables. Make this citrus herb salt recipe a few days ahead.


  • 1 C high-quality, coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 Limes – zested
  • 1 Lemon – zested


Start with a high-quality salt. Don’t cheap out and get the iodized salt—you really want a nice, coarse salt for this.

Add all herbs (use fresh herbs for enhanced flavor). Over a separate bowl, zest the lemon and two limes (zesting the citrus over the salt mixture could add too much liquid to the equation).

Add the zest to the salt and herb mixture, mix well and store in a zip top bag.

For the first couple of days, shake up the bag once a day to ensure all the ingredients get a chance to be dried out by the salt.

This will allow the salt to absorb all the flavors of the herbs and zest. Use as needed.

Your Go-To Seasoning for Just About Anything

Every cook has some kind of favorite seasoning. For many, it’s a dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Others prefer spices like garlic powder or specialized rubs. Just wait. After you make this citrus rub recipe, it will definitely become your go-to seasoning.

Store it in an airtight jar and be sure to make enough to have on hand for a while. You should also prepare to give out this citrus herb salt recipe often. Your friends will want to know how you’re always able to add fresh taste to every dish you make.

Useful Places to Add Your Citrus Herb Seasoning

Once you have your citrus herb salt on hand, you can use it on a range of dishes like:

  • Seafood: Rub it on milder white fish to bring out some of the flavor without overpowering the seafood with too much spice.
  • Vegan or vegetarian dishes: You could never imagine how delightful basic veggies like spuds, squash and onions can be until they’ve received a touch of citrus herb salt.
  • Crusty bread: Butter your bread generously, spoon on a bit of shredded sharp cheddar and add a pinch of citrus herb salt as a topper. Broil for a couple minutes, then serve as a fun lunch, snack or side dish.
  • Soups and stews: Cook down chicken for stock and add citrus herb seasoning to the broth as a way to include sodium and unique flavors.
  • Anything else: Place a shaker of citrus herb salt on your table during dinner parties or family meals. It goes brilliantly on breakfast egg dishes, and literally anything else.

Have fun experimenting with your citrus herb seasoning recipe, and be sure to try different kinds of citrus rinds as well as fresh garden herb clippings.

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