Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt

Today is the 21st which means it’s Recipe ReDux day.  And it’s also my man’s birthday!  Happy Birthday Jeff!


In case you can’t tell, I’m a tad fond of him.


The Recipe ReDux challenge this month was to use a fresh green herb in a nontraditional way.  I use fresh herbs all the time, but in a pretty boring and predictable manner.  I was trying to think of something fun when I received a gift from my friend Sarah Stanley.  She bought me a gourmet finishing salt made with lemon zest and lavender at the farmers market.  It’s so yummy, especially on fresh tomatoes.  I started thinking of all the different combinations I could come up with to make my own infused finishing salt.  Because I like to use what I have on hand, I ended up going with Meyer lemon zest (we got Meyer lemons in our CSA basket last week) and fresh rosemary from the garden.

Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt by

Turns out the process is super simple, and the flavor possibilities are endless!  I think this salt would be great on roasted veggies, chicken or fish.

Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt by

Packaged in pretty jars, infused salts would be a great housewarming or dinner party gift.  Give it a try!

Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt

A finishing salt for fish, poultry or vegetables.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • Zest of 2 Meyer lemons
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary stripped from stem and minced


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine salt, lemon zest and rosemary. Mix well and spread out in even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 2 hours, tossing halfway through. Store in airtight container.



  • Elizabeth Jarrard March 21, 2013 at 4:21 am

    happy birthday jeff! this salt look phenom!

  • Liz - Meal Makeover Mom March 21, 2013 at 5:28 am

    What a cool recipe. I can’t believe how easy it is. While my CSA is months away, I’ve seen Meyer lemons at the market, so I will definitely be trying this!

  • dixya@food, pleasure, and health March 21, 2013 at 5:30 am

    happy birthday to Jeff šŸ™‚ Im very interested in trying this salt combo. I have seen many specialty salt in shops but never tried it. Thank you so much šŸ™‚

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog March 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Such a wonderful idea to make salts as gifts. This sounds like a delicious combination.

  • Kat @ Eating The Week March 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I must have been under a rock b/c this is the first I’ve heard of flavor-infused salt; makes perfect sense, though! I’ll definitely give this a try.

  • Alexandra @ Delicious Knowledge March 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I love making my own infused salts! The combination of rosemary and lemon sounds delicious. Love the idea of hostess gifts!

  • Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD March 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Awesome idea, Alysa! I once made a batch of seasoned salts for Holiday gifts and it has since been my favorite thing to do. I’m always on the lookout for new flavor combinations but rosemary/lemon is a classic! Have you tried Frank’s Finest or Chef Salt?

  • graincrazy March 22, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Love your flavor combination. I have never made infused salt. Love the idea. I can never get enough Meyers lemons they are amazing. šŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Against the grain March 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I love the idea for herbal infused salts, but sad to see that you are promoting a “healthy” recipe using (kosher) table salt. Regular salt (even sea salts) contain contaminates and are full of chemicals…many chemicals that cause other health problems.

  • Mary @ BrightonYourHealth March 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    We like to use a mix of salt and pepper , add olive oil to a plate and dip our bread in olive oil/salt mix. But this seems even better. My son (12 years old) is going to love it!
    Happy birthday to Jeff.

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly March 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Such a cute photo of you and your hubby. Now, onto salt – I’ve only ever made vanilla salt and really need to expand my horizons – this is the next one I’m going to make! Love the combo of lemon & rosemary.