Rosemary salt is a unique and flavorful way to season your favorite dishes. It's made by combining Himalayan salt with fresh rosemary. This combination of ingredients creates a gourmet-style seasoning that adds an earthy flavor to meats, fish, vegetables, soups, and salads.
Not only does it taste great, but it also makes for a wonderful gift! Making your own rosemary salt is surprisingly easy; you just need the right ingredients and some basic kitchen tools.
This is one of our easy homemade seasoning recipes you will want to bookmark for later.
Why this recipe
So flavorful. This homemade rosemary salt recipe will add a burst of flavor to any dish. It's a great way to elevate meats, fish, vegetables, soups, salads, and more.
So easy. It doesn't take long to make your own rosemary salt. You just need the two ingredients and a mason jar.
It makes a great gift. Rosemary salt is perfect for gifting during the holidays or any time of year! It looks beautiful packaged in a mason jar with baker's twine and makes for an impressive hostess gift or stocking stuffer.
Versatile recipe. Once you have this base recipe down, the possibilities are endless! Try adding other herbs like thyme, oregano, or basil for a different flavor profile, or switch up the type of salt you use for a unique flavor. Rosemary salt goes especially well with root vegetables.
Affordable and shelf stable. Making your own rosemary salt is incredibly cost effective, especially if you already have the herbs in your herb garden. And once it's made, it will last up to 6 months stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Ingredients for this delicious rosemary salt
- Red Himalayan salt
- Rosemary - fresh stalks
Equipment and kitchen tools
- Food dehydrator (optional)
- Mortar and pestle or grinder
- Mason jar
How to make the best rosemary salt
Let your bundle of rosemary dry. You can hang it up in a bundle away from any heat or moisture until it is brittle, or you can put it in a dehydrator for a few hours on the herbs and spice setting.
Grind down your red Himalayan salt into a fine powder.
Remove the rosemary leaves from the stalks. Grind it down with a mortar and pestle or a herb grinder. You can also chop it into small pieces as well.
Add the salt and the chopped rosemary into your mason jar and shake until it is combined.
Tips for best results
- Make sure to keep your rosemary salt in the right environment for storage. If not using a mason jar or other glass jar, just make sure it's kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
- If using dried herbs instead of fresh herbs, make sure you grind them down into smaller pieces to help release the flavor and aroma. Use a food processor or mortar and pestle for best results.
- For a unique spin on this recipe, try adding other herbs like thyme, oregano, basil, or even lemon zest for an extra layer of flavor.
- When serving with meats or fish, sprinkle the rosemary salt on top before cooking in order to bring out its full flavor.
- If you do not have a food dehydrator and want to dry your rosemary sprigs out quickly, you can place them on a baking sheet and bake them at a low temperature in the oven until completely dried.
- If you do not have Red Himalayan salt or cannot find it at your local grocery store, you could try it with coarse sea salt or even table salt if that is all you have.
- If you like a bit of spice in your finishing salt, you can add a bit of black pepper to the spice mixture.
- Gourmet salts make a wonderful holiday gift! You can add your homemade flavored salts to a gift basket with some other goodies or gift them in a decorated mason jar.
Rosemary Salt Recipes
Here are a few ways to use Rosemary salt:
- Vegetables - Sprinkle rosemary salt on vegetables before roasting or grilling to add a flavorful crust.
- Roasted Chicken: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Rub a whole chicken with rosemary salt, olive oil, and black pepper. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Roasted Potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Toss diced potatoes with rosemary salt, olive oil, and black pepper. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
More great spice blends
Rosemary Salt Recipe
- 4 oz mason jar
- ½ cup Red Himalayan salt
- 4-5 Stalks of fresh rosemary
- Let your bundle of rosemary dry. You can hang it up in a bundle away from any heat or moisture until it is brittle, or you can put it in a dehydrator for a few hours on the herbs and spice setting.
- Grind down your red Himalayan salt into a fine powder.
- Remove the rosemary leaves from the stalks. Grind it down with a mortar and pestle or a herb grinder. You can also chop it into small pieces as well.
- Add the salt and the chopped rosemary into your mason jar and shake until it is combined.
- You can buy fine Himalayan salt instead and skip the grinding step. You can also use an alternative salt as well.
- Store your seasonings in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This will help them to stay fresh and flavorful for longer.
- Taste your seasoning as you go. This will help you to adjust the flavors to your liking.