This garlic parsley salt will amp up all your favorite foods- from pastas and pizzas to mashed potatoes and bakes.
Packed with the delicious flavors of garlic and parsley, it is a step up above your classic garlic salt.
Best of all, it is incredibly easy to make, and perfect for batch making and storing for later.
If you haven’t guessed that already, I’m totally into kitchen DIY.
Something flavorful and yet versatile enough to complement a lot of different foods.
And that’s when I thought about this infused salt recipe.
What's So Great About the Recipe?
My favorite part about this recipe is how easy it really is.
You’ll need just a few minutes of kitchen time to make a big batch, and then use it everywhere you’d use garlic salt.
Ingredients For the Garlic Parsley Salt Recipe
You’ll need just 3 simple ingredients to make this version of your homemade garlic salt.
Garlic: I used fresh garlic, because it has a ton of flavor. You can also use dried garlic powder, but you’ll probably need to use more of it to get that perfect taste.
Sea salt: Sea salt forms the base for this infused salt recipe. I used coarse sea salt.
Parsley: Fresh parsley brings a beautiful freshness to the salt. You can use dried parsley too, but the flavor that fresh parsley lends is unmatched.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Garlic Parsley Salt
Ready to make garlic salt with a twist? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and blitz together for a minute or two.
Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
Allow the salt mixture to cool down completely before you transfer it back to a clean food processor jar and blend it.
Transfer to an airtight container or a glass jar and use a clean, dry spoon to use it.
Substitutions & Variations
- You can also add a bit of onion powder into the mixture to bring another layer of flavor into it.
- To lend the salt a bit of spice, you can add some red pepper flakes into it towards the end.
- You can also try using another herb of your choice in addition to the parsley. Rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil are all great choices.
How to Store the Herb Infused Salt
The best way to store garlic parsley salt and practically any other herb infused salt for that matter is to transfer it to an airtight container and place it in a cool and dark place away from direct sunlight.
Since this infused salt is shelf-stable, you don’t need to refrigerate it. Just move it to your pantry and it should stay fresh for months.
Remember that it is completely natural for the salt to lose its flavor over time. Just make sure you choose an air-tight or a glass jar that has a tight lid to keep the beautiful flavors sealed in for long.
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Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- While coarse sea salt has the maximum flavor, you can also try this recipe using regular table salt too. In fact, I would recommend Kosher salt if you can get your hands on it- it has such a beautiful mild salty flavor as opposed to the intense saltiness of table salt.
- Based on your personal preference, you can also adjust the texture of your garlic salt. If you like it coarse, blitz it in the food processor for just a bit. If you prefer a finer texture, process it a bit more.
- Remember to shake things around a bit midway through the cooking process. This will help keep the salt from burning.
How to Use the Garlic Parsley Salt
This versatile and flavorful garlic parsley salt can be used in tons of ways.
Thanks to its powerful natural garlic flavor, it can work wonderfully when you sprinkle it over your simple salads, or even just some sliced tomatoes for that matter.
I love using it as a condiment over my pastas and pizzas in specific, but you don’t need to stop there.
You can also mix some of it with a bit of unsalted butter and shredded cheese, spread the mixture over your sliced sourdough and broil it to make some quick cheesy garlic bread.
The parsley garlic salt can also be a great addition to your soups and stews. I love sprinkling it over my roast potatoes.
In fact, it could totally liven up your roasted veggies, popcorn and even some grilled seafood.
You can also add it to your homemade marinades to bring you the natural flavor of meat even more.
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Garlic Parsley Salt
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 3-5 garlic cloves
- ½ cup parsley
- In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and blitz together for a minute or two.
- Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Allow the salt mixture to cool down completely before you transfer it back to a clean food processor jar and blend it.
- Transfer to an airtight container or a glass jar and use a clean, dry spoon to use it.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove