How to Make Rosemary Salt: Two Ingredients

rosemary salt recipe
Rosemary is one of my favorite spices to use: veggies, meat, oil infusion. The fragrance alone relaxes me. But in Boston where we live a couple sprigs go for $2. The trick with Rosemary, and every other herb, is their short shelf life.


Where Rosemary flourished, the woman ruled. -Unknown

If this quote is true, my friend must be mayor of her city! This Rosemary bush grows  wild and untamed in my dear friend’s backyard. Being a warm climate, it’s thriving all on its own.
I took a bag full, but quickly had to decide what to do with it.
Since I mainly use it in cooking, the easiest way to preserve the freshness, indefinitely, is to make it into an herb salt, or in this case…Rosemary Salt! It’s so pretty, it would make a great gift too.
rosemary salt


As the name suggests, Rosemary + Salt = Rosemary Salt! I used an inexpensive Sea Salt, you can also use Kosher Salt.




After washing, dry it well. Rosemary releases natural oils that will make it a little sticky anyways, so trying to get it as dry as possible from the beginning is important.


ground rosemary


I did a rough chop in the food processor. If you are not planning to ground the salt, than the Rosemary would have to be a lot finer. I added the salt to this and chopped it up again.


rosemary salt


If the Rosemary was chopped finer, you could stop here!  Mix 3 cups of sea salt to 1 cup packed cracked Rosemary.


rosemary salt

I ground the Rosemary and sea salt together. It will feel almost like wet sand because all the natural oils that were released.


rosemary salt recipe


I picked up this jar from Walmart for $1.97. The labels are Martha Stewart’s line for Avery available at Staples. A 12 pack cost $2.99. Now anytime I want to add Rosemary to my grilled veggies or roasted lamb, just reach for my homemade variety! This will keep indefinitely.

Rosemary Salt


  • 3 cups Coarse Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1-1/2 cups packed freshly ground Rosemary


  1. Blend Rosemary and salt in food processor until it becomes a fine powder, almost like sand.
  2. Put in a jar and enjoy!

Do you make or use herb salts?


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  1. Brilliant idea! I love rosemary so this will be fantastic. I've just Pinned and Twweted this post :)

  2. I LOVE THIS!!! What a fantastic idea. I am so doing this. Thanks!

  3. What a great idea. I love Rosemary on lamb. It adds such a great flavor

  4. Great idea! I haven't tried growing rosemary in my herb garden, might have to give it a go.

  5. What a great idea, I love the DIY jar! I rarely use Rosemary but I will have to give this Rosemary Salt a try on our grilled veggies.

  6. Great how-to!


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