Make Your DIY Salt At Home – A Step-By-Step Procedure

Hear me out. I know today’s Valentine’s Day and there’s no need to be salty but it’s actually the thing that I’m going to share with you today.

Prepare to tickle your taste buds because one of our favorite kitchen hacks is now revealed for you.

Not already familiar with DIY salt? No worries! Let’s get down with some “salty” facts:

Did you know that you can create a DIY salt using squeezed citrus, wilted herbs, or any food scraps? Yup! Those things in your kitchen that you thought were a waste, are a gem in disguise!

Now, I know what you’re thinking “Alessandro, why would I make a DIY salt if I can simply buy it in the convenience store?”

Well, I have three answers for you! The first reason is that DIY salt is much healthier than those in the convenience store. You don’t want to spend money on a thing that will cause harm to your body in the future. The second is that this is much cheaper and cost-effective (it’s actually free, though). The third and most important is you’re helping Mother Earth by recycling and reusing food scraps – remember that a simple act of kindness to the environment can go a long way!

Alright, enough for that, and let’s proceed to the exciting part…

What you need

  • * 300g Celtic salt
  • * 150g citrus peel or 150g herbs or 2 cups wine
  • * Rosemary stem

How to do it

For the citrus:

  1. Cut leftover peels and blend until reaching the preferred consistency; small for us, but you can make a paste or keep them thicker.
  2.  Mix blended peels with salt until combined.
  3. Spread mixture on a baking tray and bake at 60°C for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Ensure peels are perfectly dry.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to a year.
  6. Optionally, grind for a finer salt texture.

For the wine:

  1. Add wine and rosemary to a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer until reduced by 1/3.
  2.  Let cool and remove the rosemary branch.
  3. Quickly mix in the salt.
  4. Spread on a baking tray and bake at 50°C for 20 minutes until dry.

For the herbs:

  1. Blend wilted herbs and salt until fine.
  2. Spread the mixture on a baking tray, smoothing it out.
  3. Bake at 60°C until dry.

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You’re now ready to make a DIY salt anytime!

Be careful: This DIY salt will add so much flavor to your vegetables, tofu, and desserts so please be mindful because you might eat A LOT! ????

Thank you for taking your time to learn and I’m very excited about how this will add fun to your kitchen while doing something great for the planet.