If you have a rosemary plant that just keeps on giving this easy but fragrant rosemary salt recipe is for you. Pass on a few mason jars with our printable gift tags to friends and family as a thoughtful way to share thanks.
If you’re anything like me rosemary is essential in your kitchen. I love adding it to roast vegetables, lamb, and roast chicken.
It brings a lovely fragrant flavour to so many dishes and really compliments well with salt.
Rosemary salt is an easy way to store a large amount of your crop so it doesn’t go to waste each year. After all, there is only so much you can add this herb to.
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Gifting homemade salts, oils or baking is a really lovely gesture to make. It lets your loved ones feel special knowing you took the time to plan, make and pass on this gift to them. That’s why I have created some printable gift tags that you can find in my resource library.
If you don’t want to gift these on you can still pack and label the jars with these tags. That way you can store your rosemary salt away and not forget what herbs you have added.
Why you will love this rosemary salt?
- Easy to make
- Elevates a dishes flavour
- Good way to use up your crop
- A lovely gift idea
What salt should you use?
A good quality salt like Kosher or sea salt is best. Sea salt is chunkier but you can place it into a food processor to make it finer. You can also mix the two together for a combined texture.
Is dried or fresh rosemary best?
Either is fine! I used dried rosemary for my salt because I don’t have a garden at the moment. We are currently in the middle of finding a home so it’s not a priority for me right now. Fresh would be better in my opinion but just do what’s best for you.
If you decide to use fresh rosemary it will need to be dried out either on a baking tray for 4-6 hours or in the oven at a low temperature for about 25 minutes.
How to make rosemary salt as a homemade gift?
You can place this rosemary salt into mason jars and tie a ribbon or some baker’s twine around the lid with a gift tag. Add a small wooden serving spoon to add a finishing touch. You can find a printable version of my gift tags in the resource library.
Bakers twine is a really handy material to have on hand. I think it adds a lovely rustic touch to gifts and it’s super cheap to buy.
What can you use this salt with?
One word, Potatoes! Crispy, baked, roasted or boiled. This rosemary salt will taste divine. You can also mix it in with some butter. Some other great pairs would be roast chicken, lamb, or even over eggs. Try sprinkling this over pumpkin before roasting when making my Thai pumpkin soup.