Monday, February 16, 2009

Herb Salt - a Healthier Alternative

Here is an herb salt recipe, because herb salt is a marvellous and healthier alternative to ordinary salt.
For those of you who have high blood pressure and need to restrict your salt intake, herb salt can be an alternative that you are looking for.

Try to buy organically grown Herbs. Or grow your own herb garden and get the joy of eating fresh herbs during the season, and then prepare your dry mix for the winter.
If you wish to wash the herbs, do so in advance(I always do) leave them to dry completely. You don't want to worry about pesticides and chemical residues on the leaves. It is absolutely important that the herbs are dry before using them .(you can dry the herbs on a baking sheets in the oven @ 200F for 40-50 minutes. this will dry them and take the humidity out .

This recipe is similar to Mrs. Dash mixture, use this salt substitute herb mix on all types of savory foods and you won't miss the salt at all. Ground the spices according to the recipe


1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried savory
1 /2 piece of mace
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp dried grated lemon peel
Combine cayenne pepper,
garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley flakes, savory, mace, black pepper, sage, marjoram, and lemon peel. Mix well. Place in a glass airtight container and store in a cool, dark place up to four months. Use on all types of savory foods. Recipe may be easily multiplied.

All Purpose Herb Salt Recipe better than stor bought

1 cup of mixed herbs:
Dill, rosemary, chives, tarragon, thyme,
oregano, basil
2 large cloves of garlic
1 cup sea salt (about 160 grams)
Mix the herbs and sea salt in a large bowl. Stir it to try to make sure that the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
In a food processor, place some of the mixture into the processor and blend. Repeat till all of the mixture is processed this way.
take the blended ingredients and spread on a cookie sheets. Place the cookie sheet(s) into a 200 degrees Fahrenheit or 90 degrees Celsius oven for 40 to 50 minutes to dry the salt mixture. Make sure to stir frequently during drying and break up any lumps.
Cool the herb salts completely before storing them in clean jars.

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