If you love spicy foods, you’ve got to give this easy Sriracha salt recipe a try.
It takes just 3 ingredients and minutes of prep time to put this wickedly flavorful and salty concoction together.
The salt is easy to make, and is the perfect condiment to season your favorite foods, or even put together as a gift.
I’m obsessed with flavored salts and homemade seasoning mixes.
Recently, I tried a nice vegan ranch seasoning mix and it turned out to be a huge hit in my household, and with that in mind, I really wanted to try a versatile and easy seasoning that I could use with my favorite foods.
And that’s when I thought of this spicy and flavorful salt.
What's So Great About the Recipe?
The versatility of this Sriracha salt is a big win in my books.
You can use it to add a spicy kick to any of your bland foods, and even just add an extra flavorful punch to your meats, potatoes, veggies and snacks.
I love sprinkling just a pinch of it on my homemade guacamole, and even on my avocado spread to take its flavors up a notch.
Ingredients For the Sriracha Salt Recipe
You’ll need just 3 simple ingredients to make the homemade Sriracha salt.
Sriracha sauce: Sriracha sauce is the star ingredient for this recipe. You can use any variation of the sauce that you want to.
Lemon zest: I also added some lemon juice to bring some beautiful tangy flavor to the salt.
Sea salt: Sea salt and Sriracha make the perfect combination, which is why I used it.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Sriracha Salt
Ready to try this homemade Sriracha salt recipe? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, lemon zest and Sriracha and mix well.
Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and pop it in the oven preheated at 200 degrees.
Let it roast for 10 minutes, and then turn off the oven, letting the salt stay in there for 8 hours, ideally overnight.
Remove clumps, store in an airtight container and use it as a seasoning for your favorite foods.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you don’t have sea salt, you can use table salt instead, or even some Kosher salt if you want to.
- Pink Himalayan salt is another great option to choose.
- If you don’t have fresh lemon, you can add some lime juice or vinegar instead.
Remember that this flavored salt is basically a mixture of Sriracha and salt, which is why it is high in sodium. Just a little goes a long way with it.
How to Store Sriracha Salt
Make sure the spicy salt is completely dry and has the perfect texture before you store it in an airtight container.
Leave the container in a cool, dry place away from humid air - ideally your kitchen cabinet or pantry.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- Sriracha is really the star ingredient for this finishing salt recipe, but if you don’t have it, or just want to bring in some variation, you can try using any other chili sauce or hot sauces of your choice.
- Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, Cholula are all great options to try.
- You can pulse the salt in the food processor or blender to remove any clumps, or layer it with another parchment paper and roll a rolling pin over it to break up the chunks of salt.
- Depending on your personal preference, you can choose to grind the mixture and turn it into fine salt, or leave it chunky.
- To lend a smoky flavor to the salt, you can also add a dash of liquid smoke into the mix.
- Garlic powder is another great addition to this Sriracha salt mix.
- I also like to add some chili peppers like jalapenos into the salt mix when I’m really craving for some extra spice.
- If the salt seems like it is getting some moisture and turning soggy, you can transfer it to a skillet, and let it dry on low heat for a few minutes. Turn off the heat at around the 3-4 minute mark and let the salt stay in the skillet until it cools down.
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How to Use the Sriracha Salt
This tangy and spicy salt can be the perfect finisher for your simple foods. Just a sprinkle on veggies like broccoli and cucumbers or fruits like mango, pineapple and watermelon can be a total hit!
As a Gift
This DIY flavored salt makes a great homemade gift you can put together for the holiday season. Just transfer the sauce to mason jars or cute little containers and decorate them nicely.
As a Flavor Enhancer
I love sprinkling the salt over my popcorn, baked potatoes, fried chicken, pasta, homemade pizza and even my salad bowl.
Just a pinch of Sriracha salt can liven up your breakfast toast too!
Sometimes, I also use it instead of regular salt to marinate my seafood and meat dishes.
You can! Just make sure you use the lowest setting on your dehydrator. The salt should take anywhere between 2-6 hours to dry up completely.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, lemon juice and Sriracha and mix well.
- Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and pop it in the oven preheated at 200 degrees.
- Let it roast for 10 minutes, and then turn off the oven, letting the salt stay in there for 8 hours, ideally overnight.
- Remove clumps, store in an airtight container and use it as a seasoning for your favorite foods.
- 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