Basil Salt: The Convenient, Tasty Way To Preserve Your Basil

With a just a few pulses of your coffee grinder, you can preserve your fresh basil in salt, and enjoy the fresh flavor all year long. Here’s the recipe for Basil Salt: 

  • Use equal parts salt and basil. So, one cup of packed fresh basil leaves to one cup salt — or 1/4 cup basil to 1/4 cup salt. 
  • Use sea salt, Pink Himalayan salt or Kosher Salt— any salt, except the kind with iodine. 
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. 
  • Pulse the salt and basil together in your food processor into the salt takes on the green color of the basil. (Enjoy the smell!) If you are doing a small batch, you can use a coffee grinder.
  • Now, you need to dry the salt out, now that it has absorbed the water from the basil. 
  • Spread the basil salt powder from your food processor onto a baking sheet. Bake for an hour.
  • Let cool, and store in a glass mason jar, or an empty, clean spice bottle.

Susiej Basil SaltWith a just a few pulses of your coffee grinder, you can turn Basil preserved in Salt,

Susiej: Salt Preserved Basil

Susiej: Salt Preserved Basil

into Basil Salt.
Susiej Basil salt
And by all means, please read this:
Basil, Susiej


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3 comments to “Basil Salt: The Convenient, Tasty Way To Preserve Your Basil”
  1. Any suggestions on badil to salt ratio? And dies this need to be stored in freezer/refrigerator? THank you !

  2. ooh. That spelling was awful– Im going to try again. Any suggestions on the BASIL to Salt ratio? and DOES this need to be stored in freezer/refrigerator? Thank You 🙂

  3. I started with a 1 to 1 ratio — but then, I added more basil to make it “greener.” And no refrigerator required. Salt is a natural preservative!

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