Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Citrus Salts

I saw these over at Food in Jars and was instantly smitten.

Smitten, I tell you!

And since I've been making marmalade and stuff, I thought I'd give them a whirl. 

I made lemon salt and lime salt. They're so good.  

All you have to do is zest the fruit and mix it with salt.     I used the zest of 1 fruit and mixed it with a half cup of salt.

The zest makes the salt sort of damp, so I tried letting the zest dry out for a while to see if it made a difference.   It didn't.   The salts work great just like this - no fuss, no muss. 

Here are a few ways to use the salts:
  • adult drinks
  • grilled meats
  • skillet seafood and meat dishes [Loved it on pork.]
  • potatoes  [Lime salt on sweet potatoes!]
  • oven fried chicken
  • steamed vegetables 
  • popcorn
  • pasta

Citrus Salts
  • Zest of one lemon or lime
  • 1/2 cup salt
Shake the zest and salt together in a jar until well blended.   Enjoy!  They'll keep for a very long time and make great gifts!


  1. I gotta do this too! So fragrant and yummy and super easy. Thanks for the reminder, Robin!

  2. Rubbed some lime salt and chipotle on pork chops. Amazed at how much lime flavor there was. Family scarfed them down


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