How to Make Infused Salt

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It’s always enjoyable to add a little unexpected touch to a meal or dessert and infusing salt is the perfect way to do it! We love to sprinkle infused salt over blondies, cookies, and even dinner like steak and potatoes!

Salt with fresh lavender

Just like infused sugar, there’s a myriad of ways you can use flavored salt too. Adding herbs, berries, spices or zests to salt creates subtle flavors, beautiful colors and a variety of textures. This salt is also known as finishing salt.

herb infused salt in mini glasses

What is infused salt?

Much like infused sugars, infusing salt is just sea salt that has been mixed with flavor! Furthermore, tt’s incredibly easy to do and the salt will take on subtle flavors of herbs, zests, and berries. These finishing salts can be used on several recipes or even given as gifts.

What can you do with infused salts?

They can be used for savory recipes, desserts, margarita rims, to garnish dishes or to place out during a dinner party.

We’re sharing a few recipes but the options are endless!

Flavor Ideas

  • Wine Infused salt
  • CitrusLime, orange, and lemon
  • Tea – Earl Grey, hibiscus, butterfly pea flower.
  • Floral – Lavender and rose
  • Herb Infused – Basil, rosemary, oregano, etc.
  • Berry – raspberry, blueberry, blackberry
Lavender, lime zest and early gray tea

Quick tip – When using berries, you can use fresh or dried berries.

Use a fine course sea salt since these are finishing salts, you can add just a touch over your desserts.

Lime zest infused salt

We especially love the red wine salt, as it has a beautiful shade of pink and the Earl Grey salt because of the texture and perfect flavor it adds to the salt.

We’ve also made raspberry salt and pomegranate salt for cookies and they turned out great too!

wine infused salt

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herb infused salt

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Red Wine Salt

  • 1/4 cup sea salt, course
  • 1 tbsp red wine

Lime Salt

  • 1/4 cup sea salt, course
  • 2 tbsp lime zest

Earl Gray Salt

  • 1/4 cup sea salt, course
  • 1 tsp earl grey tea

Lavender Salt

  • 1/4 cup salt , course
  • 2 tbsp fresh lavender


Lavender Salt

  • Combine salt and lavender and store in an air-tight jar to infuse the lavender flavor. The longer it’s stored, the stronger the scent and taste. Remove the lavender and use for desserts or even in savory dishes!

Red Wine Salt

  • Stir the wine and salt together, until the color is present throughout the salt. Use in recipes, garnish desserts or place a small bowl out for a special dinner.

Lime Salt

  • Combine salt and lime zest and mix with a fork. You can either leave the zest in the salt or strain it. Use for margarita rims or savory recipes.

Earl Grey-Infused Salt

  • Combine salt and Earl Grey herbs. Try in dessert recipes.
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