I’ve never made my own flavored sea salt before. Lately I’ve been more into making homemade crafty type gifts and I like to include something homemade in my Foodie Penpal Swaps. This month I decided to include Fresh Lime Sea Salt.
Don’t try to use lime juice from the bottle. You absolutely need fresh juice and the zest here or there’s no point making this salt. Trust me okay?
- 3 limes, zested and juiced
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- Preheat oven to 200F.
- In a small bowl, combine sea salt with lime juice and zest.
- Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake in low oven for 15-20 minutes. It should not brown but appear dry.
- Let cool. Break up larger pieces that may have clumped together.
- Store in air-tight containers.
I buy my coarse sea salt from Costco. They sell the sea salt with a grinder built on the top. It’s $3.79 for about 2 cups (or more) worth of sea salt. You could also probably buy coarse sea salt or Kosher salt from Bulk Barn or your bulk foods store for a reasonable price too.
The fresh lime zest is so fragrant and beautiful.
I also tried to experiment with a homemade balsamic salt but I ended up with a gooey sticky mess that no matter how long I baked it for never did dry out. Weird. I think I know where I went wrong though. I should have left the oven door open a crack to let the moisture escape. Back to the drawing board on that one I guess.