6 Flavored Salt Recipes

DIY Flavored Salts and Handmade Barnwood Box Set

Back in August I flew home to Pittsburgh to attend weddings for two of my dearest friends. I wanted to create a special wedding gift for each of them that was unique and something they would actually use. One just moved into a new home, and one married a guy that loves cooking, so I made them each a set of flavored salts in a handmade barnwood box.

Flavored salts

After searching all over, I ordered this set of DecoBros 12 Spice Bottles and was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked out. Each glass jar holds about three ounces and they have the plastic tops to sprinkle salt out. I made two sets so the twelve jars was perfect – six for each.

The ideas for the salts came from She Knows and Mommypotamus, but I tweaked them a little to see what worked best for the different flavors. You are free to use any type of salt you like, but I found that Himalayan Sea salt or course sea salt worked best. The Himalayan Sea salt also added a nice pink hue to some of the jars. Each recipe makes a ½ cup of salt, although with some ingredients there was a little left over, but I just saved them for my own use.

While I was planning out ideas for the box, my boyfriend Karl set to work on the salts. He loves to cook and is really good at it so this was perfect for him. Preheat your oven to 350F but once it gets up to temperature, turn it off. Start each recipe by putting all of the ingredients in the Magic Bullet. Pulse it a few times to mix everything but do not overdue it or it will turn into a really fine powder. If there are wet ingredients in the recipe, put the salt in a fine layer on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for 3-4 hours or until it is dried out. Some of the salt may be stuck together after that, but that is fine. Simply place the pieces back in the Magic Bullet to break them up.

Flavored salts

 

Here are the recipes for the six salts:

Sriracha Salt

  • ¼ cup course sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

Rosemary & Lemon Salt

  • ½ cup Himalayan Sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1½ teaspoons dried rosemary

Buffalo Ranch Salt

  • ½ cup course sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix powder

Bacon Parmesan Salt

  • ½ cup course sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan

Mushroom Salt

  • ½ cup course sea salt
  • 4 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms

Saffron Fennel Salt

  • ½ cup Himalayan Sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

 

The set of jars I ordered came with round, white labels which worked out perfectly. Once the salts are dried out and well mixed, pour them into each jar and put a label on each. I wrote mine out by hand but you can also make them on the computer or out of special paper if you wish.

I built a box from old reclaimed barnwood that was around 4″ by 12″ so the jars fit nice and snug. I wanted to be able to see the beautiful textures and colors of the salt, yet I did not want them to fall out, so I had the box come up just over halfway on the jars.

I really love how it all turned out. My friends each love the set and it was great to see how just appreciated a thoughtful gift really is.

 
Flavored salts

Flavored salts

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