Herbal salt is made by mixing together a combination of herbs and spices to create your own salt substitute. This herbal salt alternative deserves a permanent position in your seasoning cupboard, beside the stove and on the table. It’s delicious, adds oodles of flavour to food and, best of all, contains just one milligram of sodium per teaspoon. We found the basis of our recipe at www.tasteofhome.com, then added a lemony, peppery twist of our own. Try it, it’s all good!
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
½–1 tablespoon ground coriander, according to taste
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1–2 teaspoons ground cumin, according to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon powdered mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon fenugreek powder
1 teaspoon ground dried lemon peel, grated or pounded with a mortar and pestle (optional)
1 teaspoon ground dried orange peel, grated or pounded with a mortar and pestle (optional)
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl for a few minutes to combine well, then place the mixture in an airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Yields ½ cup.
NOTE: We dried shavings of orange and lemon peel in the warmer drawer for an hour before crushing it into the mixture.
Acknowledgements & Photo credits
Spices photo courtesy of Supertrooper / FreeDigitalPhotos.net