Homemade herb and citrus seasoning salts
This seasoning salt is not only a great use of garden herbs, but also makes lovely gifts. Right now in my pantry, I have rosemary and garlic, mixed herbs, Meyer lemon and garlic, and plain Meyer lemon (great to rim margaritas!). The ingredients are simple - mince herbs and toss with kosher salt. I use roughly 1/2 cup of kosher salt to 1 cup of packed herbs. If using a food processor to mince the garlic and/or herbs, add a little salt to help them process, before tossing with kosher salt. With our arid desert weather here in Arizona, leaving the mixture out overnight on a sheet pan is usually enough time for it to dry. If I'm using garlic or citrus zest, it takes a little longer and I'll sometimes leave the pan in the oven with the light on overnight to speed things up .