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A couple of years ago we were on vacation in Portland, Oregon and I bought a little jar of fresh herb salt. Before that I hadn’t considered that fresh herbs could be preserved so simply by mixing them with salt. I’ve bought jar after jar since then – many of them as gifts – and the other day I thought, why can’t I make this? So I did; you should too. Here’s how!

Special thanks to Dexter Britain for the use of his track, “Summers Coming”.

Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herb Salt

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Spice
Calories: 1
Servings: 48 ¼ tsp.
Use any combination of herbs you like here. Use on meat, vegetables, pasta… I promise you’ll love it!


  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 cups fresh herbs lightly packed (I use a mixture of oregano, thyme, and sage)
  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • With the food processor running, add clove of garlic through the chute to mince. Add fresh herbs to the bowl the food processor; process until very fine, about 30 seconds.
  • Combine salt, freshly ground black pepper and herb mixture in a medium bowl; whisk to thoroughly combine.
  • Transfer to airtight container and store in a cool dry place.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2359mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Simply Life says:

    I’ve just started using herb salts and love the added flavor!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    A great idea to preserve herbs and I bet that they make wonderful gifts too! 😀

  3. Giovanna says:

    I prepare lots of jar of herbs salt every summer … it’s so good on meat !!! I use also a mix of rosemary, sage, garlic ( finely chopped) and pink and black pepper for vegetables, meat or a different kind of bruschetta !

    1. Marissa says:

      I am definitely trying you pink and black pepper version – sounds fantastic!

  4. Jenn Parke says:

    FABULOUS video!!!!! Loved it and it was soooo easy! I almost spit my coffee out at the ‘Strip (what!?)’ part!!!

    1. Marissa says:

      Jenn, you crack me up. xoxo

  5. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says:

    I’ve never had fresh herb salt before… now I’m going to be looking for it! It seems like a wonderful idea!

    1. Marissa says:

      It’s so good – love that the herbs don’t dry out.