Rosemary Salt Recipe

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Learn how to make your own rosemary salt! Skip the grocery store and make your own fresh and delicious flavorful herb salt with rosemary and sea salt! 

Did you know you can easily make your own rosemary herb salt rather than buying it at the grocery store? This simple herb sea salt takes about 5 minutes to make, and will elevate all of your culinary creations! 

This post is sponsored by Ball® Fresh Preserving.

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

Rosemary Salt

A delicious blend of salt and rosemary will add a wonderful touch to all of your homemade meals!

Not only is this super easy to make for your own kitchen, it’s also a wonderful handmade gift! I am always looking for fun ideas for gifts in jars – and this one has become one of my favorites!

To make your own rosemary salt, all you’ll need is rosemary and salt! You can use fresh rosemary or dried rosemary. I will include instructions for both in the recipe below. If you are using fresh rosemary, you might be interested in learning how to keep your indoor herbs alive!

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

What type of salt for herb salt? 

I prefer a nice coarse sea salt for this. I love using Maldon sea salt, but any good quality coarse salt will do. 

Dried vs. Fresh Herbs 

The herbs will eventually dry out, so I like to use dried herbs to start with. However, you can certainly use fresh herbs for this. 

If you use fresh herbs, you’ll need to spread the salt mixture evenly on a cookie sheet and leave out for a couple of hours to dry. If you skip that step, the salt will stick together in the jar! 

To speed up the drying process, you can bake the salt at 200F for 20 minutes. 

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

How much rosemary to use? 

How much rosemary you add to the salt is completely up to you! I found that about 1-2 sprigs of rosemary per 1 cup of salt worked really well. Add more or less depending on how ~herby~ you want the salt. 

Remember, it’s always easier to add more than to take away. Start with a few springs, and then add more if needed. 

How to Store Herb Salt

Store the herb salt in a cool dry place, ideally in a glass jar or ceramic container. I love using Ball Canning ½ Pint Mason Jars to store and gift the rosemary salt. It’s the perfect size! Here are the jars I used.

Additions to the Rosemary Salt 

One of the best things about this recipe is that it can be adapted in so many ways. You can add lots of different things such as: 

  • Garlic Powder 
  • Dried Lemon Zest 
  • More herbs varieties 
  • Peppercorns
Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

Step by step process: 

  1. In a food processor combine all ingredients. Pulse 5-10 times until the herbs are ground and the texture is to your liking. 
  2. If you are using fresh herbs, spread the mixture evenly over a cookie sheet and leave out to dry for a few hours. You may also opt to bake for 20 minutes at 200 F to speed up this process. 
  3. Scoop the mixture into glass jars. Store in a cool dry place. 

More gifts in jars: 

Candied Almonds

Homemade Candles with Essential Oils 

Stovetop Potpourri 

Lavender Bath Soak 


Adding the free printable gift tag: 

I put together this quick little printable gift tag for you to use! To add them to your rosemary salt jars, simply print onto card stock and then cut into squares. Then punch a hole in the top center and add some baker’s twine or string. 

DOWNLOAD THE GIFT TAG

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar with Gift Label and Small Wood Spoon

I hope you enjoy this fun project! If you love making your own handmade gifts, be sure to check out our Grapefruit Thyme Epsom Salt Bath Soak!

Jar of Rosemary Salt in Ball Canning Mason Jar

Rosemary Salt

Yield: 4, 8 oz. jars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn how to make your own delicious rosemary salt to take your culinary creations to the next level!

Ingredients

  • 3-6 large sprigs Fresh or Dried Rosemary
  • 3 cups high quality sea salt
  • Ball Canning Mason Jars

Instructions

    1. In a food processor combine all ingredients. Pulse 5-10 times until the herbs are ground and the texture is to your liking.
    2. If you are using fresh herbs, spread the mixture evenly over a cookie sheet and leave out to dry for a few hours. You may also opt to bake for 20 minutes at 200 F to speed up this process.
    3. Scoop the mixture into glass jars. Store in a cool dry place.

Notes

Try adding other dried herbs, lemon zest, garlic, or any other herb & spice combination you love!

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  1. Great idea! How much Lemon zest would you add, if you wanted to add this to the recipe? Would you do the same process of drying fresh zest, as you would drying the fresh Rosemary?
    Thanks!!

    • I wouldn’t think it would expire really, I am not certain on shelf life, but I have had mine for months and it still works great! Make sure to dry the rosemary ahead of time. Salt is a natural preservative, I wouldn’t think it would expire, but might lose some of its flavor after a year or so.

  2. Hi Chloe,
    Thank you so much for the recipe/instructions for the rosemary salt. Just wondering – I used the coarse sea salt and food processor and the consistency is still rather coarse. Did you process your salt until it was of a finer consistency? Thank you! I love your blog and your Instagram – you are so down to earth!

    Pat

    • Pat, so sorry for just seeing your comment. Thank you so much!! The salt stays pretty coarse, but if you’d prefer a smoother consistency, you can use kosher salt :) Hope you are doing well!

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