Basil is my favorite herb and now Basil Salt is one of my new favorite seasonings!
Did you know you can add your favorite herbs to salt? Just like aI did with this Basil Salt recipe.
I have a magazine subscription to the Food Network Magazine and I love it. I look forward to getting my magazine each month. When I get my magazine, I sit and actually read through while drinking my teas and watching the Food Network at the same time. In fact, I only got basic cable just to watch it. I love learning new techniques and methods on how to cook amazing dishes. I learn so much from that television channel and have added some new favorite shows to my repertoire such as Chopped, Diners Drive Ins and Dives, The Neely’s, and anything Paula Deen. There are several other as well. I wanted to quickly share with you this very easy recipe for basil salt.
Now that I live downtown, I do not have a garden or any opportunity to have one. I guess I can buy a bunch of pots and but them on my fire escape. Anyway, I do have these long pots ( I don’t know the technical term) on the outside of my windows and I did plant basil, parsley, sage, and….something else. My basil is growing like crazy. So when I got my latest issue of Food Network Magazine they had this cute idea to turn your basil into salt. It is super easy and takes not time.
You can put this in cute little mason jars and give them away as gifts. I encourage you to not only do this with basil but any other herb that you have growing galore in your garden.
Recipe adapted from the Food Network Magazine
- ½ c. kosher salt
- ½ c. packed basil leaves
- Pre heat oven to 225 degrees
- Pulse the kosher salt and the basil together in a chopper or food processor ( I only have a mini chopper and it worked just fine). Spread on a baking sheet and bake until dry, 30-40 minutes. Once cools down, pulse again to make a fine powder. Wha-la! Basil Salt!