How To Make Flavored Salt: the effortless recipe for making garlic and rosemary salt

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist

This flavored salt is the perfect idea for a last-minute gift if you ran out of ideas. It’s better than store-bought salt. Not only do you know exactly what goes into it, but it’s a special gift for those people who seem to have everything already.

This recipe for homemade flavored salt is an easy, quick tutorial recipe to flavor finishing salt with garlic and rosemary separately. It's a great way to enhance dish flavors without using extra ingredients—it's so much better than the store-bought options.

The flavor is salty and delicious. If you like garlic or rosemary, you’ll love this nifty way of creating new flavors with salt. You can also customize it with other flavors, so make sure to check out our tips below.

What Is The Best Salt To Flavor?

The best salt to use is kosher salt. It has large grains and will break up easily in the blender. It’s also free of chemicals and additives.

How To Make Flavored Salt

Making flavored salt is easier than you may think. These are two options made of garlic and rosemary.

Garlic salt

Peel the garlic and it in a blender with the salt. Blend until smooth and spread on a baking tray.

Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes. Break up the salt blocks before returning them to a blender and blend until fine.

Rosemary salt

Pour the salt into a blender with the rosemary pieces. Blend until fine. Place on a baking tray and spread well. Bake and allow to cool. Store in a glass container.

How To Use Flavored Salt

You can use flavored salt in the same way you would use another flavored salt. Use it as a rub on meat or fish (it goes well with venison!)

Sprinkle it on fresh tomatoes or roast vegetables. Add to pasta dishes or salads, or sprinkle over open sandwiches.

How To Pack Homemade Flavored Salt As A Gift

To turn this into gifts, transfer the salt to a sterilized glass jar and add a neat label. Top with a piece of fabric and tie with a ribbon or twine.

Tips For Making DIY Flavored Salt

You can also infuse the salt with espresso or whiskey. Mix the salt with the whiskey or espresso and allow for 1 hour. Drain the salt into the cloth-lined sieve. Use your hands to squeeze out the extra moisture from the salt. Spread the salt on a baking sheet and bake at a low temperature for an hour and a half.

Much like flavored sugar, you can also add more seasoning to your jar of salt. Feel free to add dried herbs (such as bay leaves, oregano, or thyme), citrus peels (like orange or lemon), or even whole spices (like coriander and star anise).

If you live in a hot and dry area, you can also sun dry the sea salt for about 2 to 4 hours instead of using the oven.

How To Store Flavored Salt

Store the flavored salt in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.


for the garlic salt
300 g (1 cup)
9 cloves
for the rosemary salt
300 g (1 cup)
1 bunch


Garlic Salt

Peel the garlic.

Place in a blender with the salt and blend well.

Place on a baking tray and spread well.

Bake at 200°C/392°F for 10 minutes. Break up the salt blocks.

Return to the blender and blend until you get garlic salt.

Store in a glass container.

Rosemary Salt

Pour the salt into a blender and add the rosemary. Blend until fine.

Place on a baking tray and spread well.

Bake at 200°C/392°F for 10 minutes.

Store in a glass container.


Make sure to use sterilized jars, especially if you’re planning to store them for a long time.

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