Flavored salts are a great way to add more flavor to your meals. By making your own flavored salts, you are able to control the quality of ingredients and improve the taste. This post explains why making your own flavored salts is beneficial and gives numerous suggestions for different flavored salts!
“At first glance, flavored salt might strike you as a “why bother?” type of project. Who has time to make their own flavored salt when you can just grab a jar of seasoning salt from the spice aisle at the grocery store? But the arguments for making your own seasonings are much stronger than the lazy argument against.
- Making flavored salt is quick and easy. You probably already have some of the ingredients right at your fingertips: kosher or sea salt, fresh herbs, spices, dried mushrooms and citrus fruit are a great place to start.
- Making flavored salt is fun. Make one and you’ll immediately find yourself brainstorming new combinations. What about cocoa powder-espresso salt for steak? Or spicy sumac salt for seafood and vegetables? Stock up on glass jars, because you’re going to want to make one batch after another.
- Fresh is best, even when it comes to dried seasonings. Homemade flavored salt adds more vibrant flavor to your meals and has health benefits to boot. No one really knows how long that store-bought seasoning salt has been sitting on the store shelf or how long that same seasoning salt then sits in your pantry. Homemade flavored salt can be made in small batches with organic ingredients, promising fresh flavor and antioxidants.
A few guidelines to get you started:
- Use kosher or sea salt
- The flavorings added to the salt should be dried
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of flavoring for every 1/4 cup (60 ml) of salt”