Orange and Lemon Zest Salt

Introduction: Orange and Lemon Zest Salt

Today i will show you how to make orange or lemon zest salt.
What you will need:
Coarse salt or salt flakes
Fresh lemon or orange
Pestle and mortar
Frying pan

Step 1: Grinding Time

Take 1 tablespoon of your salt and place into the pestle and mortar
Grind once or twice so that salt is broken up a little bit.

Step 2: Zesting Time

Take your orange or lemon and start zesting it into a small plate.
For every tablespoon of salt use 1 teaspoon of zest.

Step 3: Blending Time

Add your zest to your salt in the pestle and mortar.
Start grinding until fine.
Things will start getting sticky, but don't worry it's just the oils in the zest. Follow all the steps and you'll be fine.

Step 4: Drying Time

Whip out your frying pan.
Heat at max temperature.
Add salt at one time once the pan is hot.
Now shake the pan around until the salt is dry.
This process is really fast so keep an eye on it.

Step 5: Almost Done

Once everything has cooled down.
Take the salt out of the pan and place back into the pestle and mortar , grind up until fine once more. Remove the salt and store in a water tight container. Enjoy with all sorts of foods and snacks. You can also add a small amount of thyme or even rosemary and substitute plain salt with himalayan salt as I did in this instructable. Hope you like it and please do leave a comment.

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    2 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks zesty!
    My mom did something like this with Meyer lemons not long ago, super tasty!!!
    This with rosemary would be a great way to prep chicken for BBQ I bet.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Ooh the meyer lemons sound good.

    And it will probably work really well with a bbq or even lemon and orange together with some dried garlic and rosemary. Now that would be nice. Maybe you should try it out, and when you do please do give me some feedback.

    Thanks for the comment. =)