My boyfriend and I are on the east coast for the next week visiting family. My family is in Maryland and his is in Cape Cod. I never like showing up empty handed as a guest so decided to make some homemade “Tuscan” herb salt. I mean, you can never go wrong with salt. It’s such an easy gift and will always be appreciated. This salt smells amazing and tastes even better.
I made a bit too much so was able to keep some for myself and found it was amazing in plain quinoa. Just cook your quinoa normally but add a dash of olive oil and this salt to the water. After the quinoa is cooked you can sprinkle extra on, too. Also been dying to try this on freshly popped popcorn!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups of herbs (I used a combination of sage, rosemary and thyme)
3 cloves of garlic
1 ½ cups of salt
You can either use a food processor or chop by hand for this recipe.
Measure out 2 cups of herbs (all taken off stems). Cut the three cloves of garlic in half. Place the herbs, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the salt in a food processor. Pulse until the herbs have been chopped and it has all mixed evenly.
If you are doing this by hand, place the ingredients on a cutting board and chop with a knife until you get an even consistency.
Spread mixture evenly in a baking sheet and place in an area near a window (need the light to amplify the process). Let the salt sit for a minimum of 24 hours and then you’re good to go!
Place in jars or containers. I used the same decoration technique as i did with my Peach Jam.