Hand-Chopped Garlic Herb Salt

  • Serves

    makes 1 CUP


This recipe comes to us from Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. If your mother or grandmother is still using dried and granulated garlic instead of fresh, make her a batch of this hand-chopped garlic-herb salt. It's the perfect gateway to the good stuff and will elevate her cooking immediately.


  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 12 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup mixed fresh herbs – flat leaf parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage all work nicely


Step 1

Crush garlic and coarsely chop with half of salt to form a chunky paste. Slowly add herbs and remaining salt and continue to chop into a fine paste. Spread on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and let sit uncovered overnight or up to 24 hours until dry and crumbly. Store in an airtight glass jar up to 1 month.

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