Basil Salt

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


1/4 cup

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
This basil-infused salt adds a touch of herbal brightness to everything from corn on the cob to sliced tomatoes to fresh watermelon. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Basil Salt Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 225°. Place salt and basil in a small food processor; pulse until very finely chopped. Spread into a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake until mixture appears dry, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 teaspoon: 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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